What kind of spider is this?

downshiftmotor

Arachnopeon
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I found this guy attached to his 2.5 foot perfect web there is also 3 more of these guys on my backporch just want to know what he is and if he is harmful etc...

Sorry for pic it was on my phone.

 

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Arachnolord
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It's one of those nighttime orbweavers, probably female, definitely only harmful to insects.
 

Taceas

Arachnolord
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Around here we typically call them "Barn Spiders", as they spin in open doorways, porches, or in between anything really.
 

downshiftmotor

Arachnopeon
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new pic of one

here is a pic i took when i tossed a carpenter spider into the web today. Is this the same spider?

 
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