I noticed this spider outside my garage tonight, and I'm curious if anyone can help identify what type it is.
A few details to help:
I live in central Indiana, United States. I saw it for the first time at night. It's body was roughly 3/4 inches (might be slightly bigger). Each brick in the picture is about 2 1/8 inches. It seems to have a black velvet like texture. It was sitting on a gas pipe that leads into my house. It was under a bush.