This is the second of these I found in South Texas. The first one was not as big or decorative as the one attached. From top to bottom, I estimate it to be total length at 2.5 inches, and body length is about .5 inches and found both of them stretched from the eve of the house across to a window. I assume from reading on your web site, that this is a orb weaver. Any info, would be greatly appreciated. Picture was using the macro feature on my minolta 5 MPixal camera. Thanks,
Corpus Christi, Tx
this is a gorgeous specimen of Silver Argiope, Argiope argentata, one of the Orb Weaving Spiders. They are harmless.