The web of this spider is more like a starburst, rather than a typical orb, making it unique and easy to identify.
Some spiders create two webs; one orb-shaped, the other irregular in shape. The spider will conceal itself on the web using leaves or other debris.
Common name: Labyrinthine Orb Weaver Spider
Scientific Name: Metepeira labyrinthia
Other Names: Labyrinth Orbweaver
Identifying Colors: brown; black; tan; gray; orange
North American Reach (Though Not Limited To*): Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Delaware, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, Nevada, California, Oregon, Washington, Montana
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