Araneus marmoreus
(Marbled Orb-weaver)

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Picture of Araneus marmoreus (Marbled Orb-weaver) - Male - Dorsal

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Although photographed in Indiana, it was found on a trailer that was originally located in Utah and brought cross country several years ago.

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TangledWeb
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Hi, I think this is Araneus marmorous, a marbled orbweaver spider. She looks like she recently deposited her eggs. She could have had another batch before winter. They are found in much of North America

ItsyBitsy
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I agree this looks like a Marbled Orb-weaver (A. marmoreous, I think this one looks a bit different though because it is male. (Looking at the spines on leg II.)

TangledWeb
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Thanks for the advice on telling males from females! Guess it won’t be doing any egg depositing after all. 😉

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