Can anyone identify this spider?

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  1. LonaKokinda

    LonaKokinda Member

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    This spider lives on my sisters front porch in Blairs, Virginia. I am hoping someone can identify it.
    Lona Kokinda
    Danville Virginia
    Sept 11 2011
     

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    togata57 Contributor 10 Years

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    Whoa! That is one big spider.

    Recommend the excellent BugGuide:
    http://bugguide.net/node/view/1954
    You may see the uninvited tenant here, and/or you can post a photo for ID.
    Photos showing more spider detail will be helpful...if he/she will allow you to approach!

    Welcome to the Forum!
     
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    Thank you ! I am working on a better image, just a little scared of getting too close, though I'm pretty sure it's harmless. Thanks so much for the weblink too!
     
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    Re: Can anyone identify this spider? photo # 2 .

    She took this photo , it's a bit closer. Does this help ? I am sure it's a "fall" time spider, and possibly an orb weaver.
     

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