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 61 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Araneus marmoreus includes 3 countries and 19 states in the United States. Araneus marmoreus is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of October.

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 61 confirmed sightings of Araneus marmoreus (Marbled Orb-weaver), with the most recent sighting submitted on January 4, 2019 by Spider ID member gregg. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 61 sightings because of certain Araneus marmoreus sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 51% of the time, Araneus marmoreus spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 55)
  • Sex: 18 female and 4 male.
  • Environment: Araneus marmoreus has been sighted 66 times outdoors, and 2 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (37). Low foliage (2). High foliage (7). Ground layer (9). Freshwater river, lake, stream (1). Open field, pasture, grassland (2). Forest (8).

Location and Range

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

Araneus marmoreus has also been sighted in the following states: Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin.

Seasonality

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

  • January: 2
  • February:
  • March:
  • April:
  • May: 1
  • June:
  • July: 1
  • August: 4
  • September: 18
  • October: 31
  • November: 3
  • December: 1

Additional Remarks

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

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