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|Species: Araneus marmoreus
The marbled orb-weaver is between 1/4 - 1/2" in length, and yellow to orange in color. They have black markings and banded legs.
Habitat & Range
They live in fields, tall grass, and shrubs throughout the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia. They may also live forests, particularly along edges with fields.
Marbled orb-weavers will build large circular webs to catch insects for their food. Their webs are built towards the top of shrubs and grasses.
Marbled orb-weavers mate in late summer and then lay their eggs. The eggs hatch the next spring and the young with become adults by July.
These spiders die after mating season, and their life span is about 6 months.
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