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?
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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It is a marbled orbweaver harmless
They are in Minn. also. Great full they are not poison.
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.
They do possess venom but the bite is not considered dangerous to humans, and they are shy spiders that are very reluctant to bite.