Picture ID 38694

Picture of unidentified spider

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Araneus marmoreus
(Marbled Orb-weaver)

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  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2018
  • Photographed: Sep 20, 2018
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Cross plains, Wisconsin, United States
  • Spotted Indoors: Other
  • Found in web?: Yes
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This is the spider that frightened Miss Muffet.


Araneus marmoreus, commonly called the marbled orb-weaver, is a species of spider belonging to the family Araneidae. It is sometimes also called the pumpkin spider from the resemblance of the female’s inflated abdomen to an orange pumpkin.


Hi, the genus is Araneus. It can take a lot of practice to tell the orbweavers apart. This one is Araneus trifolium, a shamrock orbweaver. This species usually has leg bands that are black and white or gray and white. Araneus marmorous has legs that are red and white closest to the body before turning black and white toward the feet. There are often two white and black dots on the abdomen that look like cartoon eyes looking downward.