What kind of spider is this

Asked December 29, 2018, 6:28 PM EST

I live in LA Calif and i must of rolled or closed the car window on him cus u can see smear below it. Please anyone can tell me what kind of spider this is.

Los Angeles County California

1 Response

It is some kind of orb-weaver spider (Araneidae family) in either the genus Araneus or Neoscona. These are the types of spiders that make the large, geometrically patterned orb webs - "classic" spider webs.

All are completely harmless to humans.

Araneus gemma is one species that is common in the LA area. One can not identify the species from that photo, but some images of this species are at: https://bugguide.net/node/view/33683/bgimage