Picture ID 152597

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

I have no idea what kind of spider this is. Photo taken in a hardwood forest. I’ve been hunting these woods my whole life and have never seen it before. Spider is 3/4” to 1” across the body.

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  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2021
  • Photographed: Nov 24, 2021
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Delhi, Louisiana, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: High foliage (includes trees and tree trunks),Forest
  • Found in web?: No
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She’s a Marbled Orbweaver, Araneus marmoreus. Ventral image. https://bugguide.net/node/view/2016 The images in the link show some of the great many color/markings combos this species can have. They’re all gorgeous. This is a great-looking photo of the underside, she looks like fire. I haven’t seen one in-person yet either. It’s funny, many people who submit photos of this species are surprised that they somehow missed seeing the big flame-colored spiders.