Subject: What kind of spider is this?
Location: West Tennessee
November 6, 2013 12:50 pm
My husband found this spider in the woods today 11-6-13 near our home in West Tn. Was wondering what kind of spider it was. It has very interesting colors and markings withy the bright orange body and black and white stripe legs.
Signature: A. Martin
Hi A. Martin,
Your spider is a harmless Marbled Orbweaver, Araneus marmoreus, a highly variable species that is commonly called a Pumpkin Spider when it is orange. Coincidentally the spiders mature near Halloween and that is the time they are most visible. See BugGuide for additional information.