What kind of spider is this?

Asked September 8, 2019, 5:33 PM EDT

It is quite large for a spider & is making its web on the outside of our window, so I can only see it’s underbelly.

Multnomah County Oregon

1 Response

Thank you for your question. Your spider appears to be an orb weaver spider, rather common in the Northwest, which builds circular webs to catch prey. Here is an article about them ( and a few others) : http://web.pdx.edu/~smasta/MastaSpidersYard.html Enjoy!