What is this large orange spider called?
Hi, I found this spider on my rose of sharon this morning. Unfortunately, I destroyed its web before realizing it may be a beneficial. There are a ton of aphid on the buds of the rose of sharon that I have been spraying with a mixture of vinegar and water. Not sure if that's going to be an effective solution. What do you suggest? Thank you, Marisa
Jackson County Oregon
Thanks a lot. Does this spider eat aphids? If not, what does it eat?
It eats insects which get caught in its web. Typically, that will be various flying insects.