Comments & ID Thoughts
Possible pumpkin spider. Web stretches from
Growing bush to tree. Using leaves as a closed area for ambush. Have observed it dropping down to catch a bee and a fly.
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- Submitted: Aug 26, 2018
- Photographed: Aug 26, 2018
- Spider: Araneus marmoreus (Marbled Orb-weaver)
- Location: Janesville, Wisconsin, United States
- Spotted Outdoors: Low foliage (shrubs, herbs, garden, excluding flowers),High foliage (includes trees and tree trunks)
- Found in web?: Yes
- Attributes: Dorsal, Webs, Prey
Hi, yes she’s an Araneus marmoreus. Pumpkin spider is one of the common names for the species. The leaf camouflage also hides her from predators while she rests and it helps keep her cool and less dehydrated. The first orbweaver I ever saw was wrapped in a curled leaf, it was really cute.