Marbled Orb-Weaver

Dec 24, 2020

Marbled orbweaver (Araneus marmoreus).
Credit Sturgis McKeever, Georgia Southern University, Bugwood.org

Araneus marmoreus, commonly called the marbled orb-weaver, is a species of spider belonging to the family Araneidae. It is sometimes also called the pumpkin spider from the resemblance of the female's inflated abdomen to an orange pumpkin.