Marbled Orb Weaver Spider - Genus Araneus by MotherNature

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I don’t think this is a Marbled Orb Weaver because of the lack of markings on the flat abdomen (not shiny and rounded) and the hairy appearance, but I’m ready to be corrected by anyone more expert in these things. It is in the genus Araneus, and had a beautiful orb web. This is where it chose to rest – it’s retreat.

The picture was taken in Green Lane, Pennsylvania, on October 16, 2011.


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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 2 years ago

  • Kim Barton
    Kim Bartonalmost 2 years ago

    Wonderful capture! It looks similar to our local spiders that we call catfaces because they have two points that stick up like cat ears. They make beautiful webs, and have about a million babies:)

  • Thank you very much, Kim:>). I love the name “catface”!

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