Spider Bite

Asked September 28, 2020, 4:57 PM EDT

Hello, Could you help identify this spider? My friend in PA was bitten by it today. Thank you!!

Cecil County Maryland

1 Response

This appears to be a type of orbweaver, a large family of commonly-encountered spiders. We cannot see enough identifying features to tell which species it is, though one of the most frequently seen is the Marbled Orbweaver (Araneus marmoreus). Body patterns and colors will vary from individual to individual:
https://www.marylandbiodiversity.com/view/6470
https://extension.psu.edu/marbled-orbweaver-spider

They are not likely to bite, but even so, they do not have bites of medical significance beyond (as with anything) a sensitive individual who has an allergic reaction.

Miri