Araneus marmoreus

Common Names: Marbled orb-weaver, pumpkin spider
Category: Insects
Sub-category: Spiders

It is a highly variable species. The nominate form has an orange/yellow abdomen with black or brown marbling. It builds a round (orb) web. They typically rebuild their web each day, or at least the sticky spiral orb part.

The web is built low down in heathland and in woodland clearings.

Edible Notes: No available information on edibility.
Warnings: While it may be capable of doing so, it is not known to bite humans.