I photographed this Marbled Orb Weaver Spider on a leaf (11-24-2018). The leaf was on the forest floor and I spotted it while hiking the Ouachita National Forest here in Arkansas.

Marbled Orb Weaver Spider On Leaf
Marbled Orb Weaver Spider On Leaf

There are several hundred eggs in Marbled Orb Weaver Spider Egg cocoons. They are generally deposited in October. The egg cocoons are constructed of white silk formed in a flattened sphere. Young spiders emerge from the cocoons in spring. I see these spiders from midsummer until the first hard freeze of fall.

How I Got The Shot – Marbled Orb Weaver Spider

I was hand holding a Fujifilm X-T3 camera with a XF 18-55 mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS lens attached.

Camera Settings

  • AV Mode
  • Back-button focus
  • Aperture f7.1
  • ISO 320
  • Shutter speed – 1/80
  • Auto White Balance
  • Single Point, Continuous Auto Focus
  • Multi Metering
  • Focal Length – 55 mm