Spider Identification

Asked January 2, 2019, 11:10 PM EST

I have looked on every Spider ID site i can find- not able to determine what this may be? Was on my deck rail last summer. Quite large as spriders go- would like to know if harmful or okay to have hanging around the back door.

Ramsey County Minnesota

2 Responses

I believe you saw an orb weave spider. In your case probably a Barn Spider. They are harmless. Here is a link to this large spider. If the drop downs have closed click on the links. https://extension.umn.edu/insect-relatives/spiders

Thankyou very much. Glad to know. Quite an interesting character!