What type of spider is this?

Asked September 12, 2018, 10:00 PM EDT

Hi I wanted to know what type of spider this is I found it in my garage

Orange County California entomology spider identification

1 Response

Hello,

I am most familiar with spider from my region (central Rocky Mountains) but I can see enough detail in your photos to ID your spider as one of the orb weavers in the genus Araneus . You can learn more about the possible species found in CA here.
https://bugguide.net/node/view/1977
There quite a few of these harmless spiders and humans have greatly expanded the area that some species are found in by accidentally moving them around.