Subject: Large Orb – Albino?
Geographic location of the bug: Boerne, Texas
Time: 10:27 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: I have looked through MANY pictures of Orbs, but this critter seems unique. She seems to have the correct pattern for a black and yellow orb, but not the right colors. Can spiders be albino (besides the obvious cave dwellers), thoughts?
How you want your letter signed: Adam Branch
We don’t know if this is considered a true albino, but we agree it is a Golden Orbweaver, Argiope aurantia. BugGuide has an image of a similar looking individual that is called a “light color morph” and this BugGuide image is also of a light individual.