This is a Garden Spider, or Zipper Spider. This is the only spider I will let live :*). I think they are beautiful. They don't leave their web, so they don't get in my house. We looked for them last year, but they weren't out, but due to the abundant rain, we have many of them. I wanted Mike and Andy to see them before they left, but the rain was to heavy. This one is in my garden in the backyard.They start out very small and grow extremely big by end of summer. They will lay their eggs, then die by September/October.