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