Marbled Orb Weaver
  Araneus marmoreus  
Order: Araneae
Family: Araneidae
 
Physical Characteristics
 
 
  Cephalothorax:      
Most common form is orange. Others can be tan or light yellow.    
Abdomen:    
Yellow or orange, with a pattern that sometimes resembles a face. Others have a large black spot.    
Legs:    
Orange with intermittent bands white and black.    
Size:    
15 mm
   
Eye Pattern:
 
 
  Habitat:    
  Tall grass and shrubbery, normally found in meadows
  Range:
    Found in all parts of the world.  
         
 
         
  Web Type:    
  Irregular spiraling orb, the spider itself is normally found nearby in a retreat made from leaves or under bark or debris.  
       
Fun Fact:    
  Orb weavers are subject to many behavioral experiments including being fed flies with drugs on them to see if the pattern of their web changes. (It does).