A golden orb weaver spider has striped legs and a white sword shape on its back. This spider is found in most of the United States.
A spider that has a brick colored heart-shaped marking surrounded by white on its back and lives on the ground might be an orb spider or a white tail spider. This spider might also be a common garden spider found in much of the U.S.
I love riddles!! What kind? i have caught a spider with those exact same markings... the white "spot" on top of it's abdomen looks more like a white heart, and i found this spider in my yard in Sacramento, CA.... from what i have learned this spider is a Daring (or Bold) Jumping Spider... harmless and non aggressive supossedly...
jumping spider family (Salticidae
The European Garden Spider (Cross Spiders), among others, has dots on its back arranged in a cross shape.
what spider is black with a white hourglass on its back
The spider that is black with a white crescent on its back is the Brown House Spider. This spider is often confused with the red-back spider.
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It is a jumping spider. Check the links http://bugguide.net/node/view/26008/bgpage http://bugguide.net/node/view/3722.
A brown spider that has a white diamond on its back is known as a Parson spider. This spider does have a mildly venomous bite.