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Spider Identification #717737

Asked August 26, 2020, 9:47 AM EDT

I am trying to identify a spider that nests around porch light. It is pale green and inactive during the day. It turns brown at night, and rebuilds web every night.

Harnett County North Carolina

Expert Response

Do you have a photo? That would help with the identification.

Thanks,

Jim
Jim Burke Replied August 26, 2020, 10:49 AM EDT
I have a daytime one, but it doesn't show up well.  I'll take one tonight of when it is active and upload both tomorrow.

The Question Asker Replied August 26, 2020, 2:46 PM EDT
Great!  Thank you.

Jim
Jim Burke Replied August 26, 2020, 4:13 PM EDT
So I feel a bit silly.  I was looking at 2 different spiders that don't look at all alike in body shape.  The one that comes out at night is definitely an Orb spider.  The pale green one that I can barely see during the day appears to be dead since it never moves.

Thank you for your time.
The Question Asker Replied August 28, 2020, 9:48 AM EDT
You're welcome! Contact us any time.

Jim
Jim Burke Replied August 28, 2020, 9:59 AM EDT

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