Newbie here. There are 2 of these spiders that lurk outside our front door and make my wife very nervous (She's not a spider fan!)
Can you ID it for me?
I took this at night using the camera flash so it's rather bright compared to how it really looks. I can't easily get it as soon as I touch the web it scampers off into the woodwork of our overhead porch.
All the best
Aha, so pretty harmless in reality then. Is it common to see two of them so close together? The other is less than a meter away. There's quite a few spiders up there, I'm surprised they all get along!
They don't normally tolerate competition, but if there is plenty of food & their webs don't overlap it could allow close proximity.
They don't really go much beyond their own webs & defend them vigorously, chasing off some intruders. I have one that's web overlaps into a missing sector spider's web - S nobilis doesn't seem to be bothered by the smaller neighbour (they often inhabit the same areas) and I have seen it invade the missing sector's web to steal prey.