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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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4 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.

  3. Karen says:

    We live in Ohio and just found what we believe to be a Marbled Orbweaver. It’s the first time any of us has seen a spider like this. According to the web it’s not a poisonous one. Any infor would be appreciated.

    • bugman says:

      They do possess venom but the bite is not considered dangerous to humans, and they are shy spiders that are very reluctant to bite.

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