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Marbled Orb Weaver Spider

Araneus marmoreus


Family: Araneidae. Orb weaver spiders (large circular webs), Size: 3/4 inch abdomen. Large bulbous yellow abdomen with black "tattoo" design. Very red/orange legs and black and white striped legs to tip. Non-aggressive, non-venomous. Hides in leaves on low small trees.


Meadow/woodlands border with abundant weeds, flowers and low trees.


I have spotted many marbled orb weavers; probably my favorite. But she is the queen of them all. (I think she is with child.. maybe over 400)

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Bob19 8 months ago

Hi Carol, I'm curious why you refer to this spider as not being venomous? Are you making a statement that it does not have venom glands? Not sure this is correct. Beautiful shot!

CarolSnowMilne 5 years ago

I use a Panasonic DMC-FZ47 with no additional attachments. (It is a leica lens attached. All the difference in the world) An inexpensive camera. ($299)

JillBlack 5 years ago

wonderful series

Smith'sZoo 5 years ago

I need a lens like yours Carol! Fantastic detailed series!

ForestDragon 5 years ago

This series is just amazing! This spider is so beautiful.

NuwanChathuranga 5 years ago

very nice !!

CarolSnowMilne 5 years ago

I started this macro hobby last year August and when I found 3 of these in one day, I couldn't even get close for a macro because I was so afraid. WOW, things change in a year. No longer afraid, but fascinated.

YurianaMartínez 5 years ago

im still afraid of spiders, but I'll never will be able to deny they are so beautifull! amazing spot

Sumukha Javagal
Sumukha Javagal 5 years ago

Fabulous spotting Snowy..!

Uday 5 years ago

amazing colour!
really 'the queen of orb weavers'.

Pennsylvania, USA

Lat: 40.87, Long: -75.61

Spotted on Sep 23, 2012
Submitted on Sep 24, 2012

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