Marbled Orbweaver Araneus marmoreus  Synonyms: Araneus raji, Halloween Spider, Pumpkin Spider.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Arachnida   >   Order Araneae   >   Family Araneidae   >   Genus Araneus   

Status:

The Marbled Orbweaver is a common late season spider found in wooded areas throughout Maryland.

Description:

The large yellow abdomen with either black or orange markings is diagnostic. Male spiders are not often seen because they do not typically make webs.

Where to find:

"Marbled Orbweavers build extensive orb webs but when startled they leave their larger webs to hid in small retreat webs usually well out of sight" (Richard Orr).

There are 96 records in the project database.

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A Marbled Orbweaver in retreat web in Frederick Co., Maryland (8/20/2013). As Richard Orr notes, "Marbled Orbweavers (Araneus marmoreus) build extensive orb webs but when startled they leave their larger webs to hid in small retreat webs usually well out of sight.". Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

A Marbled Orbweaver in Howard Co., Maryland (9/28/2017). Photo by Anthony VanSchoor. (MBP list)

The intricate web of a Marbled Orbweaver with its maker in Howard Co., Maryland (9/21/2013). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

A Marbled Orbweaver in Cecil Co., Maryland (10/2/2013). Photo by Bill Keim. (MBP list)

A Marbled Orbweaver in Kent Co., Maryland (10/12/2014). Verified by Laura P. and Chad Heins/BugGuide. Photo by Lori Byrne. (MBP list)

A male Marbled Orbweaver in Frederick Co., Maryland (9/16/2018). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A male Marbled Orbweaver in Prince George's Co., Maryland (8/24/2014). Photo by Regina Kreger. (MBP list)

A Marbled Orbweaver in Baltimore Co., Maryland (8/26/2018). Photo by Ashley Bradford. (MBP list)

A male Marbled Orbweaver in Frederick Co., Maryland (9/3/2016). Determined by Laura P./BugGuide. Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Marbled Orbweaver in Howard Co., Maryland (10/4/2012). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A Marbled Orbweaver in Howard Co., Maryland (10/4/2012). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A Marbled Orbweaver in Howard Co., Maryland (9/29/2015). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A Marbled Orbweaver in Dorchester Co., Maryland (10/15/2014). Determined by Eric R. Eaton/BugGuide. Photo by Jonathan Willey. (MBP list)

A female Marbled Orbweaver in Baltimore City, Maryland (10/21/2015). Verified by Jeff Brown/BugGuide. Photo by Thomas Wilson. (MBP list)

A large Marbled Orbweaver in Baltimore Co., Maryland (10/24/2017). Photo by Pauline Horn. (MBP list)

A Marbled Orbweaver in Frederick Co., Maryland (9/29/2013). Photo by Matt Tillett. (MBP list)

A Marbled Orbweaver in Baltimore Co., Maryland (10/4/2016). Photo by Pauline Horn. (MBP list)

A Marbled Orbweaver in Howard Co., Maryland (9/16/2017). Photo by Anthony VanSchoor. (MBP list)

A juvenile male Marbled Orbweaver in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/5/2011). Determined by Lynette Elliott/BugGuide. Photo by Lynn Strauss. (MBP list)

A Marbled Orbweaver found by students at the Jemicy School in Baltimore Co., Maryland (8/28/2013). Another first county record for the project for the school! Photo by Emily Stanley. (MBP list)

A Marbled Orbweaver in Worcester Co., Maryland (9/13/2013). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A late Marbled Orbweaver in Howard Co., Maryland (12/4/2016). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A late Marbled Orbweaver in Howard Co., Maryland (12/4/2016). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A Marbled Orbweaver in Frederick Co., Maryland (10/6/2012). Photo by Kurt Schwarz. (MBP list)

A Marbled Orbweaver in Baltimore Co., Maryland (9/25/2013). Photo by Benjamin DeHaven. (MBP list)

A Marbled Orbweaver in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (11/26/2015). Photo by Monica Gleed. (MBP list)

A Marbled Orbweaver in Montgomery Co., Maryland (11/8/2008). Photo by Ashley Bradford. (MBP list)

A Marbled Orbweaver in Baltimore Co., Maryland (10/13/2017). Determined by Aaron Hunt/BugGuide. Photo by Pauline Horn. (MBP list)

Marbled Orbweaver in Baltimore Co., Maryland (10/13/2017). Determined by Aaron Hunt/BugGuide. Photo by Pauline Horn. (MBP list)

Marbled Orbweaver in Caroline Co., Maryland (10/6/2012). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Marbled Orbweaver in Allegany Co., Maryland (9/27/2014). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Marbled Orbweaver in Garrett Co., Maryland (9/26/2014). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Marbled Orbweaver in Baltimore Co., Maryland (8/16/2018). Photo by Pauline Horn. (MBP list)


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