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Araneus marmoreus
(Marbled Orb-weaver)

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Picture of Araneus marmoreus (Marbled Orb-weaver) - Lateral

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We’re pretty sure it’s a Araneus marmoreus
(Marbled Orb-weaver). This is the first time I actually looked it up even though it was found late August, 2017 at 18 Mile Creek, Lakeview, NY. I snapped one quick picture and ran!!!

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TangledWeb

Hi, yes she’s an Araneus marmoreus. I don’t think you needed to run, you should’ve been able to outpace her with brisk walking. 😉 This species shows up with a lot of different color patterns, they’re nice to see.

TangledWeb

My mom is afraid of spiders, but she let my dad put a full color handmade sculpture of this species near the kitchen table because it is so pretty. There are other beautiful spiders. Some look like they are made of colored glass or silver and gold and gemstones. I think India has the prettiest looking ones.

TangledWeb

Female spiders are photographed much more often than males because they are bigger and don’t hide as much. One main way we can tell if it is female is from the width of the abdomen. Males can be recognized sometimes by their large swollen pedipalps. The palps are appendages near the head that are like toilet plungers. The males deposit semen on their webs and suck it up with the pedipalps. They can carry it around. When they find a receptive female they put the palp in an opening near her head. Then SHE saves the semen for later use.… Read more »

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