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gardengus
Flora, IN
(Zone 5a)

March 11, 2007
11:28 PM

Post #3271701

An orange spider SOLVED

This message was edited Mar 12, 2007 7:41 AM

This message was edited Mar 12, 2007 7:42 AM

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claypa
West Pottsgrove, PA
(Zone 6b)

March 12, 2007
1:06 AM

Post #3271921

Yes! I saw one of these when I was a kid, in an old Beech tree. I ran home and got my colored pencils and drew pictures of it for hours.
It's a Marbled Orbweaver, Araneus marmoreus. Some individuals are darker or lighter, and I can't swear there's not a subspecies or related species it belongs to, but take a look at these:

http://bugguide.net/node/view/2016


http://davesgarden.com/bf/go/2083/
gardengus
Flora, IN
(Zone 5a)

March 12, 2007
2:31 AM

Post #3272155

Thanks for the info .I never saw one so orange,but my son said it was October and there were pumpkins nearby. Makes me wonder IF they can change colors,what other colors are possible?
ginger749

March 12, 2007
2:46 AM

Post #3272201

Definitely a Crab Spider ,

http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/information/Misumena_vatia.html
This is a sub. species .

Took this Pic up in my dam .

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claypa
West Pottsgrove, PA
(Zone 6b)

March 12, 2007
3:10 AM

Post #3272303

Crab spiders aren't in the same family as the spider in question, and they're a lot smaller. Some A. marmoreus are lemon-yellow with black markings, some are more orange... this picture looks more like your spider than some A. marmoreus


http://bugguide.net/node/view/87286
gardengus
Flora, IN
(Zone 5a)

March 12, 2007
11:40 AM

Post #3272735

Yes that looks like it ,same pattern on the back. thanks again -Cinda

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