Subject: Crazy colorful spider
Location: Roanoke, VA
September 5, 2015 11:04 am
Can you help us identify this spider? My husband found it o his truck in Roanoke, VA on Sept. 5. We live in primarily woods with some pasture. Thank you!
Signature: Suzanne

Marbled Orbweaver

Marbled Orbweaver

Dear Suzanne,
Your image represents one possible color variation of the highly variable Marbled Orbweaver,
Araneus marmoreus, and you can find a matching image posted to BugGuide.  A bright orange color variation is known as the Pumpkin Spider.

Location: Roanoke, Virginia

2 Responses to Marbled Orbweaver

  1. We call these “People Catchers” in my family, because their webs are so strong (and almost always right across the path/porch steps/etc) that you practically bounce backward when you walk into one. You always know fall is just around the corner when you hear the ping! snap! of People Catcher webs every time you walk outside!

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