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Bulbous, orange with black and white markings. @1/2″ diameter with orange, white and brown striped legs.
September 20, 2009
Hello, I live in Connecticut and found this spider within an outdoor light fixture. Have never seen anything like it. What kind of spider is this and is it poisonous? Is it a helpful or harmful species?

Marbled Orbweaver

Marbled Orbweaver

Hi Chris,
The Marbled Orbweaver, Araneus marmoreus, is a highly variable spider, but your orange variation is one of the more distinctive of the variations.  This is a harmless species.

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2 Responses to Marbled Orbweaver

  1. Destiny says:

    It is a marbled orbweaver harmless

  2. bunny6648 says:

    They are in Minn. also. Great full they are not poison.

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