Unidentified

Picture ID 48948

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

Curious is the venomous or just a web maker.

  • Submitted by: 
    Cu41352
  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2018
  • Photographed: Nov 22, 2018
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Mount pulaski , Illinois, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Ground layer (leaf litter, dirt, grass, etc)
  • Found in web?: No
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ZebraDuck
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Marbled orbweaver, araneus marmoreus.

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They aren’t very venomous, they have enough to paralyze their insect prey and to rebuke larger animals that they feel are directly threatening their life, like a honeybee would. They don’t attack people, they make big round webs and mostly stay with the web with their heads aimed toward the ground. In late autumn they seem to head out into leaf litter to hunt, probably because flying insects aren’t around in colder weather.