Location: Eastern Long Island, NY
November 1, 2010 1:26 pm
My teacher found a spider with a reddish coral colored body (cephalothorax), red and white/clear striped legs, and a black and yellow abdomen that looks like a Rorschach test. The spider was about .5 inch long.
Signature: spider nerd
Dear spider nerd,
Sometimes we go back a ways through unanswered mail to find an interesting letter to post, and today we happened upon your lovely image of a highly variable Marbled Orbweaver, Araneus marmoreus. This is only one possible color combination, but it is a distinctive one. You can compare your photo to this image posted to BugGuide.