Garden spiders belong to the family Araneidae, a group of 2,500 different species of spiders that weave orb, or circular, webs. Marked with varying shades of brown, garden spiders have a distinctive white cross on their abdomens, and some people refer to them as cross spiders. They are found throughout the continental United States, Canada, and Mexico. Like most orb weavers, a garden spider typically sits upside down in the middle of the orb web, placing its eight feet on the threads radiating out from the center of the web. The feet act as sensors, picking up vibrations when prey enters the web.
Garden Spiders are capable of weaving incredibly strong webbing, and in your army, they can throw this webbing to completely paralyze large groups of enemies. Since their venom is not particularly strong, they rely on the brute strength of their mandibles to tear apart their foes. As tiny spiders, this doesn’t really do much to your advantage. Combined with larger creatures, however, they can be very fearsome.