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Barn Spider

Araneus cavaticus


This spider is a dark brown color, with darker markings on the back of the abdomen. Its legs are slightly covered with whitish hairs.


Barn Spiders are found all over the eastern part United States. They can be found on porches near lights, in the corners of doorways, in window frames -- anywhere conducive for constructing the large orb web. You can even find them on the sides of cliffs, in caves, and in barns! In late afternoon and at night, the barn spider can be seen hanging in the center of its web. During the day, the barn spider will retreat to a nearby crevice only to return to the web the next night.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Lenny2 10 years ago
Barn Spider
Araneus cavaticus

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1 Comment

Aaron_G 10 years ago

Hi there. You've got 2 separate spottings mixed together in one and they should be split. Also, the spider appears to be a photo of a screen. Do you have the original image?

Boone County High School
Spotted by a stud ent at Boone County High School

Florence, Kentucky, USA

Spotted on Aug 30, 2013
Submitted on Aug 30, 2013

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