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Marbled orbweaver mid-dash I&#039;ve shared this species before, but they have such a unique visual, I thought another image would be nice for the records! <br />
It was a delight to learn of these North American spiders and come across them. Here, I captured an image just as this female was making a dash to the centre of her web and a potential next meal. Not the two flies pictured - they were not worth bothering with! <br />
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Marbled orbweaver mid-dash

I've shared this species before, but they have such a unique visual, I thought another image would be nice for the records!
It was a delight to learn of these North American spiders and come across them. Here, I captured an image just as this female was making a dash to the centre of her web and a potential next meal. Not the two flies pictured - they were not worth bothering with!

15 mm body length

    comments (2)

  1. Indeed a very pretty species! Posted one year ago
  2. Never hold back in sharing extra images of a species, Ruth, that's how JD is supposed to be used. It enriches the species record. So don't hold back :) Posted one year ago

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''Araneus marmoreus'', commonly called the marbled orb-weaver is a species of spider belonging to the family Araneidae. It has a Holarctic distribution. The web is built low down in heathland and in woodland clearings.

Similar species: Spiders
Species identified by Ruth Spigelman
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By Ruth Spigelman

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Uploaded Aug 8, 2019. Captured Aug 9, 2015 13:51 in 453 Evergreen Dr, Belle Vernon, PA 15012, USA.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/2.8
  • 1/128s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm