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Front Porch Creature

There is a really weird spider on our front porch. It is only the size of my pinky nail, but boy is it creepy. I googled black and white spider with horns and came up with some interesting sites…. I’m wondering if this could be the same type of creature:

UPDATE: I received an answer from Dr. Joseph Culin of Clemson Entomology Center! Thanks Dr. Culin!!! (maybe I will email him back and ask if he would like to “have” my porch creature…)
“Kim
I think it is what is called the star bellied orb weaver, Anantheperia stellata. Most of the images in Google Images are not as white as yours is but most that I’ve seen are bright white.
Joe Culin”



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