Araneus marmoreus
(Marbled Orb-weaver)

Featured spider picture The spider species Araneus marmoreus, commonly known as Marbled Orb-weaver, belongs to the genus Araneus, in the family Araneidae. Araneus marmoreus spiders have been sighted 13 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Araneus marmoreus includes 1 countries and 9 states in the United States. Araneus marmoreus is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of September.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Arachnida
  • Order: Araneae
  • Suborder: Araneomorphae
  • Family: Araneidae
  • Genus: Araneus
  • Species: Araneus marmoreus

Common Name (AASMore information icon)

Marbled Orb-weaver

Other Common Names

Pumpkin Spider

Author

Carl Alexander Clerck, 1757

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Sightings Overview

There have been 13 confirmed sightings of Araneus marmoreus (Marbled Orb-weaver), with the most recent sighting submitted on May 25, 2018 by Spider ID member wgilmore. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 13 sightings because of certain Araneus marmoreus sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 0% of the time, Araneus marmoreus spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 7)
  • Sex: 10 female and 2 male.
  • Environment: Araneus marmoreus has been sighted 11 times outdoors, and 0 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (4). Ground layer (3). Open field, pasture, grassland (2). Forest (2).

Location and Range

Araneus marmoreus (Marbled Orb-weaver) has been sighted in the following countries: United States.

Araneus marmoreus has also been sighted in the following states: Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Wisconsin.

Seasonality

Araneus marmoreus has been primarily sighted during the month of September.

  • January: 2
  • February:
  • March:
  • April:
  • May: 1
  • June:
  • July:
  • August: 1
  • September: 6
  • October: 2
  • November: 1
  • December:

Additional Remarks

  • This species is highly variable in color and pattern (unless the different color forms turn out to be separate species altogether).

Featured Pictures

Picture of Araneus marmoreus (Marbled Orb-weaver) - Female - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Araneus marmoreus (Marbled Orb-weaver) - Female - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Araneus marmoreus (Marbled Orb-weaver) - Female - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Araneus marmoreus (Marbled Orb-weaver) - Female - Lateral Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Araneus marmoreus (Marbled Orb-weaver) - Female - Eyes Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Araneus marmoreus (Marbled Orb-weaver) - Dorsal,Webs Enlarge Picture
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