Nursery Web Spider – Identification

Q: I took a picture of this spider in my garden the other day and I’m not sure what kind of spider it is. Can you help me?

A: UGA’s spider guru Lisa Ames says it looks like a nursery web spider – likely Pisaurina mira. It’s harmless.

Here’s one that looks an awful lot like yours: BugGuide Spiders

and here’s some information on the species: BugGuide Spider info., along with some color variations.

nursery web spider