? 4-orbed weaver. Spider

Asked June 6, 2020, 12:18 PM EDT

I found this in my garage in East Texas guarding eggs. Info I found says this 4-orbed weaver spider is from ?Japan or ?Australia

Angelina County Texas

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Based on the large size of the 'inflated' abdomen and the banding of the hind legs, this appears to resemble Araneus marmoreus, commonly known as the marbled orb-weaver. This spider is found in a variety of habitats throughout the northern hemisphere of the world.