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Spider Photos - Marbled Orbweavers (1)

Here's some photos of those common Garden spiders from the Orb Weaving family.  I've broken the spider photos page up into sections as it was getting too big. As some are still unidentified, I've grouped them as closely as possible. I don't identify spiders as I am not an expert and I like to leave that job to those who are. If anyone can help with identifying those that people have asked about, please email me so I can pass the info on. My apologies if there are some Araneus on pages where they don't belong but they are very hard to identify, especially from photos. Try this page for a species guide:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/1977/bgpage?from=5
Please select a section.

Unidentified Spiders 2015 Unidentified Spiders 2014 Unidentified Spiders 2013
Unidentified Spiders 2012 Unidentified Spiders 2011 Unidentified Spiders 2010
Unidentified Spiders 2009 (1) Unidentified Spiders 2009 (2) Unidentified Spiders 2008 (1)
Unidentified Spiders 2008 (2) Unidentified Spiders 2007 (1) Unidentified Spiders 2007 (2)
Unidentified Spiders 2007 (3) Unidentified Spiders 2006 (1) Unidentified Spiders 2006 (2)
Unidentified Spiders 2006 (3) Unidentified Spiders 2005 (2) Unidentified Spiders 2005 (3)
Unidentified Spiders 2005 (1) Unidentified Spiders 2004 (1) Unidentified Spiders 2004 (2)
Unidentified Spiders 2003 Unidentified Spiders 2002 Unidentified Spiders 2001
Spiders in Amber Closeups Ant & Wasp Mimicking Spiders
Argiopes/St. Andrew's Cross Barn Funnel Weaving Spider Basilica  Spiders
Bird Dropping Spiders Black House Spiders Bolas Spiders
Brown Recluse Spiders Candy Stripe Spiders Common House Spider
Crab Spiders Cyclosa Conica Daddy Long Legs
Daring Jumping Spiders Dew Drop Spiders Fishing Spiders
Funnel Web (Aus) Furrow Spider Garden Orb Weavers
Ghost Spider Giant House Spider Golden Orb Weavers
Grass spiders/Funnel Weavers Ground Spiders Hacklemesh Weavers
Hobo Spiders Huntsman Spiders Jewelled Spiders
Jumping Spiders Lace Web  Spiders Ladybird Spiders
Leaf Curling Spiders Long Jawed Orb Weavers Lynx Spiders
Marbled Orb Weavers Micarathena Mouse Spiders
Mygalomorphs Net casting Spider Nursery Web Spiders
Parson Spiders Pirate Spiders Pseudoscorpion
Purseweb Spider Red & Black Spiders Redback Spiders
Red Spotted Ant Mimic Spiders Running Crab Spiders Scorpion Spiders
Segestria Florentina Solfugids/Camel Spiders Southern House Spiders
Spider Tats Spitting Spiders Steatoda
Tailless Whip Scorpions Tarantulas Tengellid Spiders
Trapdoor Spiders Two Spined Spiders Venusta Orchard Spiders
Wandering Spiders White Tailed Spiders Widow Spiders
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Zoropsis spinimana    

MARBLED ORB WEAVERS (1) Araneus marmoreus

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Garden Orb Weavers (1) Garden Orb Weavers (2) Garden Orb Weavers (3)
Garden Orb Weavers (4) Garden Orb Weavers (5) Garden Orb Weavers (6)
Garden Orb Weavers (7) Garden Orb Weavers (8) Garden Orb Weavers (9)
Garden Orb Weavers (10) Garden Orb Weavers (11) Garden Orb Weavers (12)
Garden Orb Weavers (13) Garden Orb Weavers (14)  
Triangulate Orbweaver Shamrock Orb Weavers Orb Weaver Spiderlings
Tropical Orb Weavers Marbled Orb Weavers (1)  Marbled Orb Weavers (2)
Giant Lichen Orb Weavers Golden Silk Orb Weavers Cat Face Orb Weavers
Araneus Alsine-like/Iviei Araneus Diadematus Araneus Nordmanni
Star Bellied Orb Weavers Furrow Spiders Arabesque Orbweaver
Araneus Cingulatas Green Orb Weavers Zygiella x-notata

Commonly called the marbled spider, this species belongs to one of several genera of orb or orb weaver spiders that frequently are found as adults on or around houses and other buildings from late summer to fall. Adult female marbled spiders are 9-18mm long; some other orb spiders are smaller and some larger. Most species live one year, but some survive longer. Orb spiders are not aggressive and, like the vast majority of spiders, are not dangerous to people. Bites are rare and usually are no worse than a bee or wasp sting. As they age in Fall, many marbled orb weavers change colour from bright yellow to orange, reminiscent of a pumpkin's colour and so are also called pumpkin spiders because of their colour and the fact that it is often around Halloween!!

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24 September, 2015:
Check out this beautiful girl that I spotted in Battery-Kemble National Park in Washington DC. She was about the size of a quarter.  She dropped down from her hiding place in the leaves when this seed blew into her web.

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24 September, 2015:
Found in NC! Thanks to your website we were able to identify it.

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22 September, 2015:
Was found in Coopersville, Michigan. See photo

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21 September, 2015:
Can you tell me what kind of spider this is. I think it's an orb weaver but have never seen one like this. All I know is it is fairly big and although I'm not a fan I won't kill them. But I do not want them in my house either. This one was hanging out on my trash can, when I went to take the trash out it scared the crap out of me. Needless to say, someone else took the trash out.

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21 September, 2015:
This was found in western New York, I hope it's no danger to us! Looks like a garden spider... Friend or foe???

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21 September, 2015:
Glen, Here is "our" marbled orb weaver from southern PA, which we've named Daisy. She has set up shop on our rear deck between the siding and the railing, and generally hides behind the mount for one of the carriage lights. I identified her thanks to your site. Thanks! Nick

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21 September, 2015:
Spider in Middle Southern Pennsylvania

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21 September, 2015:
Ran into this while working, Cape cod Mass

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21 September, 2015:
I found this guy hanging outside my front door one fall morning. He's an interesting green/black bodied with orange/black leggs. Not sure what kind he is. I think he's a "80's Hip-Hop Graffiti" spider, but not sure. Please help me identify him. Thanks.

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21 September, 2015:
Found in the yard : Grove City,Pa. I've never seen a spider like this, i would love to see the web it makes.

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21 September, 2015:
Found in NC, High Point. r

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21 September, 2015:
Can you please tell me about this spider my son and I saw it coming out of the woods while hunting in Mississippi. Thanks

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21 September, 2015:
Thanks to your great website, Glen, I think I finally confirmed that this is a marbled orb weaver. It was difficult to identify as there weren't many photos showing one as orange as this. Photo (apologies for blurriness) was taken October 26, 2014 in Bethlehem, PA, where it was hanging out on a fence on Sand Island Park, between the Lehigh Canal and River. Cheers, Amir

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21 September, 2015:
What kind is this?

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21 September, 2015:
Can you identify this spider

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21 September, 2015:
Can you please tell me what kind of spider this is? Thank you, Roger

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21 September, 2015:
Spider living on my sliding glass door framework in Columbus, Ohio. -Sarah

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21 September, 2015:
spider needs identified

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21 September, 2015:
hello i recently took a photo of this spider and i have no idea what it is. perhaps a hacklemesh weaver?? kevin
 montague MI

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5 February, 2015:
My friend and I found this spider and I was really wondering what kind it is because I have never seen anything like it. Do you have any ideas? Thanks a lot

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5 February, 2015:
Saw this on my deck this morning. Never saw a spider like this. Marbled orb weaver? Thanks. Sorry I couldn't get a better photo.

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Reply: This one is a marbled orb weaver - glen

28 October, 2014: 
Curious about this one...

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Reply: This one is a marbled orb weaver - glen

28 October, 2014: 
Any idea what kind?

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Reply: This one is a marbled orb weaver - glen

28 October, 2014: 
Unknown spider from Michigan

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Reply: This one is a marbled orb weaver - glen

28 October, 2014: 
found this spider just outside my basement door, was worried it was poisonous, thanks to your sight I now know it is NOT. I live in Northeastern PA, just 15 minutes from Scranton. Thank You

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Reply: This one is a marbled orb weaver - glen

28 October, 2014: 
Curious of what kind of spider this is

 

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Reply: Thanks, this one is a marbled orb weaver - glen

28 October, 2014: 
I volunteer as a camp host for the national forest in Virginia. The attached picture is a beautiful spider that was in the bathroom I was cleaning. Can you identify it for me? Thanks.

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Reply: Yes it is a marbled orb weaver - as they age they turn more orange than yellow and are often called pumpkin spiders. - glen

28 October, 2014:
Saw this on my deck this morning. Never saw a spider like this. Marbled orb weaver? Thanks. Sorry I couldn't get a better photo.

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Reply: I was going to put this one with the marbled orb weavers but they don't have brown on their abdomen like this one. Could be a Polish version but not sure so will put it on both pages as it is definitely araneus sp. - glen

26 January, 2014:
Hello! Last year I took a picture of a spider with yellow abdomen. Unfortunately I can't find its name anywhere. Maybe you could help me. The picture was taken in Europe, southeastern Poland, countryside Krempna, October 2013. Thank you in advance. Monika Smolik

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Reply: Thanks finally a great photo - this one is a marbled orb weaver - glen

8 January, 2014:
Hi Glen, I was just checking out your site and figured you might like this photo I took in my yard last year. Someone just asked me what type of spider it was and I used your site to ID it. Paul

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14 December, 2013:
Fat Orange spider with black and white legs. Just missed Halloween.

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14 December, 2013:
Spider

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Reply: Beautiful colours! This time of year they are also known as pumpkin spiders because they are seen around Halloween and become a bright orange colour - glen

30 November,  2013:
Hi Glen. Marbled Orb Weaver - I think! Please correct me if needed. Photos taken on 2013-11-28 in middle Georgia @ Dauset Trails, near Jackson GA. http://www.dausettrails.com/ I've never seen one this brilliantly colored. If you'll permit me to express my faith, this is a glorious creation by God our Glorious Creator. Blessings to you & yours. Jeff, Hampton GA

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Reply: Yes this is a marbled orb weaver - glen

25 September,  2013:
It looks like the spiders are Marbled Orb Weavers Andy

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Reply: This is a marbled orb weaver - glen

25 September,  2013:
What kind of spider is this?

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Reply: This is a marbled orb weaver and not harmful - glen

25 September,  2013:
Hi, My husband found this guy/gal this morning in Ellsworth, Maine. Looks like it could be some kind of orb spider (based on your excellent photos). Do you think so? Or is it something else? Thanks! Anna

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Reply: This is a marbled orb weaver - glen

4 November, 2012:
Hi, this beauty was tucked in the concave space inside my car door handle... Is it a marbled orb weaver or an agriope? Halelly in Maryland, USA

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Reply: This is a marbled orb weaver - glen

2 November, 2012:
Hi, I thought you would enjoy this picture. I found this spider under a huge leaf in Wytheville, VA.

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Reply: This is a marbled orb weaver - glen

20 November, 2011:
I was scared to death of this spider in the backyard here in PA- thanks for letting me know what it is and that it is not harmful to me or the dog:) Patty

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Reply: This is a marbled orb weaver - glen

20 November, 2011:
Identify spider??

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Reply: This is a marbled orb weaver - glen

22 October, 2011:
Attached is a photo of a Marbled Orbweaver that built it's web and shelter in my blackberry patch here in Lincoln County, North Carolina. Love your website! Keith B. Iron Station, North Carolina

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Reply: This is a marbled orb weaver - glen

22 October, 2011:
I found this guy in his web on the overhang of my garage in Asheville North Carolina on October 17, 2011. He had a large orb web and I watched him wrap up a small moth that flew into the web. Amy, Asheville, NCy

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Reply: Yes this is a marbled orb weaver - glen

22 October, 2011:
I saw this spider while hiking the Appalachian Trail in the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia a few weeks ago. It was crawling up my leg as I was having lunch, creeped me out. Do you know what it is?

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Reply: This is a marbled orb weaver - glen

22 October, 2011:
Please let me know if you post one or both of these pics, and identify this spider. Thanks! Dave

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Reply: This is the underside but it it probably a marbled orb weaver - glen

22 October, 2011:
Turned on the porch light last night to find this fella had woven his beautiful web and was at work . He was almost electric in his beautiful color and was quite willing to be photographed. (see attached)

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Reply: This is a marbled orb weaver - glen

11 October, 2011:
Hi GlenÖ Iím providing two pics of a Marbled Orb Weaver observed on the eve of my home located in the northwestern mountains of North Carolina. I thought these were good examples of spider with the legs extended and withdrawn. I was unaware of the type until obtaining the identification on the web (pardon the pun). I didnít know if you would like these for your website or not, but thought Iíd submit them. I just found your site tonight and thanks for the detailed information and photographs. Steve, Boone, NC

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Reply: This is a marbled orb weaver - glen

11 October, 2011:
Thanks for your website! We were fascinated when we inadvertently ran through this web while hiking at Nob Mister park in Missouri.

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Reply: This is a marbled orb weaver - glen

17 September, 2011:
I am not sure but is this an orb weaver? It was seen in the North Georgia Mountains today Nov 19,2010. It was walking across a driveway in a heavily wooded area. Mostly long needle pines and some oaks and maples and cherries. Thanks.

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13 March, 2011:
Here are a few pictures of some spiders that I took. One is a Marbled Orb Weaver Spider that I took on November 11, 2010. She was coming down out of the tree on a single thread blowing in the wind and almost blew into my mom, my sister and her Fiance who was holding their 15 month old daughter, as they were walking by on the sidewalk. My sister came running back in to get me, of course I grabbed my camera. This other spider is unknown to me. I have seen several in the house and would like to know what kind they are. I live in Northern Illinois. Thank You. Amy T.

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Reply: Yes this is a marbled orb weaver - glen

12 December, 2010:
I am not sure but is this an orb weaver? It was seen in the North Georgia Mountains today Nov 19,2010. It was walking across a driveway in a heavily wooded area. Mostly long needle pines and some oaks and maples and cherries. Thanks.

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12 December, 2010:
I found this orange spider in Ancaster Ontario in my back yard bushes. I have never seen in my life a spider so beautiful in colour or to have such pronounced markings and a face clearly visible. Could you please help identify. Thank you
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7 November, 2010:
Hi, We just found this guy in our garage and believe him to be some sort of orb weaver? We are from Southeastern Pennsylvania, and have never seen a spider of this color! Any help with further identification would be appreciated! Thanks! Jen

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20 October, 2010:
hi! got some pictures of a marbled orb spider today. (October 17, 2010) never saw anything like it before. until I found your website with tons of pictures! I was cleaning outback and moved a wet towel and it was sitting underneath it. at first I was creeped out but then fascinated! I put it in some shrubs out back, hopefully I will get to see a web... I am from Warminster, PA

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14 October, 2010:
got some nice pictures here from my house in NJ: -- ~ Rob

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10 October, 2010:
Check out this spider that showed up on my front door in Canton, CT. Sincerely, Rolf

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26 September, 2010:
Spider from New Hartford, CT

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13 September, 2010:
Hi Glen, I very much enjoy your site and it's been very helpful in identifying our local arachnids. We have a marbled orb weaver just outside our porch this fall (north central Maryland). While you have a lot of pictures of them, I know you only have one or two showing the male, so I thought I'd send you this. If you can use it, please feel free to post it. His attempt wasn't successful. It started raining and both spiders parted ways. Hopefully he'll be back to try again! Laura

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12 September, 2010:
I live in Pennsylvania and I was wondering if you would identify this spider for me. A friend of mine found it and it's coloring and markings are similar to an orb weaver, but this one is so fuzzy I am not sure it is the same. The images on your page show the same coloration around the head, thorax and legs as her spider, but the fuzz is throwing me off. Thanks so much for your help!

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21 May, 2010:
I used your web to identify this spider. Photo taken in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Georgia. Thank-You Dean

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