Marbled Orb Weaver spider

5742   Hello,  My name is Joy and I live in Jemseg, NB.  Encountered this spider in my raspberry patch last evening.

This is an orb weaving spider in the family Araneidae; it looks like Araneus marmoreus, known as the marbled orb weaver. This species is highly polymorphic, exhibiting a very wide range of individual variation in colour patterns. See for more detailed information on this species. All orb weavers are harmless to humans. Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.