Last edited by trish11205; 05-15-2012 at 09:34 PM. Reason: i just added at the top a picture of the top/front of spider
While it's hard to distinguish what actual spider this is, the dangerous ones can be ruled out. The one you posted looks like some form of orb weaver, none of which are considered dangerous to humans or pets, only mosquitos and moths.
Those pictures are so blurry that it would be nearly impossible to identify that spider to the genus or species level. I'm not even sure that I could ID it to the family level. (Maybe one of our experts can do better.)
However, I agree with Whitlock that this is not a dangerous spider (unless you're a bug). There are very few spiders that are considered medically significant. The main ones in the U.S. are recluse spiders (genus Loxosceles) and mature female widow spiders (genus Latrodectus). This isn't either.
We need to know, at minimum, the geographic area where you found this spider, the more specific the better. I agree it is *not* any species known to be dangerously venomous.
I found it out side my home between my shed and my car on the cement crawling I live in houma Louisiana I'm going to take it out the bag I have it in and take a better picture and also it was around 4 pm an sunny out
Ok, we look forward to the updated images.
Last edited by trish11205; 05-16-2012 at 08:53 PM. Reason: cuz someone complained my pictures were bad just wanted to say my sorry
Thanks for trying! These are still too blurry for me, but maybe one of the experts can give you some information.
I don't know much about the camera features in cell phones, but if you're using a regular digital camera (even one of the low-end ones), you may want to see if there is a close-up mode. Also try holding the camera farther away from the spider; some cameras just can't focus when they're too close.
I'm thinking it's a Neoscona sp.
There are probably more in the nearby vicinity of where you found this one Trish. You might be able to find a close match at the link above. Check in the trees and between tall surfaces at night. They will hide somewhere usually during the day and they rebuild webs often. While you're looking at them, thank them for the lower mosquito population! lol Hope this helps!