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Marbled Orb Weaver Spider

Araneus marmoreus


Female. Length with legs: .75 to 1 inch (up to 25 mm). Large bulbous abdomen with black "tattoo" design. Reddish orange body with white and black banded legs. Circular web. Non-aggressive, non-venomous.


Woodlands/lawn edge in tree leaf and on circular web.

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Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 5 years ago

Nice one Carol!

LuisStevens 5 years ago

This is a beautiful spider and series Carol!

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 5 years ago

Thanks so much! This is a common spider and I have photographed more than 10, but this is my favorite one.

Amazing series ! Soo much color ! :) :) :)

James McNair
James McNair 5 years ago

Incredible creature and superb photography...great job, my spotting of the day!

johnlguerin 5 years ago

What a great series Carol of a beautiful spider. The patterns on this species are so interesting.

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 5 years ago

Congratulattions Carol, it is a beautiful series of a beautiful spider.

RickLampman 5 years ago

Carol This is So AMAZING !! Great Spotting & Photography .

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 5 years ago

wow!!! amazing fellow .... nice shots Carol

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 5 years ago

Never thought I'd say this but what a fantastic fat abdomen ! Lovely shots Carol of this wonderful spider.

LaurenZarate 5 years ago

Beautiful series Carol!

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 5 years ago

Wow! Excellent series, Carol. Awesome-looking spider.

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 5 years ago

Thank you! One of my favorites. I love the colors.

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 5 years ago

very pretty, nice one carol!

Beauty !

Pennsylvania, USA

Lat: 40.87, Long: -75.61

Spotted on Oct 11, 2013
Submitted on Mar 16, 2014

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