What the heck kind of spider is this?

Spinner of TalesSpinner of Tales Retired and loving itRegistered Users Posts: 528 Major grins

Saw this while on a walk here in Pa. today. Never seen one like it before.
Spinner

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  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am San Jose, CARegistered Users Posts: 7,985 Major grins

    Looks like the one that bit Spider man!

  • ziggy53ziggy53 Still learnin'still lovin Super Moderators Posts: 21,815 moderator
    edited September 12, 2019

    From the limited view (underside only) and description provided, absolute identification is rather tenuous, but from the web type, general body type and leg markings my best guess is:

    "Marbled Orb-weaver", aka "Araneus marmoreus", aka "Pumpkin Spider".

    Reference: Spiders in Pennsylvania, Araneus marmoreus

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  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLRegistered Users Posts: 7,065 Major grins

    Man, I hate spiders. A friend was bitten twice in a three month period by Brown Recluse spiders out in his workshop. Both times, the wounds were ghastly. The one on his hand even exposed bone. The treatments for the bites were long, expensive, and painful.

    I always wanted to lie naked on a bearskin rug in front of a fireplace. Cracker Barrel didn't take kindly to it.
  • Spinner of TalesSpinner of Tales Retired and loving it Registered Users Posts: 528 Major grins

    @ziggy53 said:
    From the limited view (underside only) and description provided, absolute identification is rather tenuous, but from the web type, general body type and leg markings my best guess is:

    "Marbled Orb-weaver", aka "Araneus marmoreus", aka "Pumpkin Spider".

    Reference: Spiders in Pennsylvania, Araneus marmoreus

    Bingo! Thanks Ziggy. Spinner

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