The unique 'marbling' pattern of colors on the abdomen, the orange head and black and white legs make this spider visually stunning.
Like other orb weavers, this spider creates circular webs daily. This species prefers moist locations near water sources.
Females are twice the size of males and generally stay hidden at the web's perimeter in a mess of leaves.
Adults are very active during the summer and autumn months.
Common name: Marbled Orb Weaver
Scientific Name: Araneus marmoreus
Adult Size (Length): 6mm to 18mm (0.24in to 0.71in) [ COMPARE ]
Identifying Colors: orange; yellow; black; brown; white
North American Reach (Though Not Limited To*): Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, 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, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Indiana, Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Texas,
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