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Marbled Orb Spider

Araneus marmoreus

Description:

It's about an inch long, with a big abdomen (possibly pregnant), orange to yellow markings on legs, and a marbled abdomnen. Araneus marmoreus, commonly called the marbled orb-weaver, is a species of spider belonging to the family Araneidae. It is sometimes also called the pumpkin spider from the resemblance of the female's inflated abdomen to an orange pumpkin. - wikipedia

Habitat:

Apparently, it likes my windows. Wikipedia states that: The webs are found in trees, shrubs and tall weeds, and grasses in moist, wooded settings and can frequently be found along the banks of streams.

Notes:

I recieved help identifying this spider from Keith Lewis on the North American Spider Identification facebook group.

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Glanecia
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Glanecia

Washington, USA

Spotted on Oct 18, 2019
Submitted on Oct 29, 2019

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