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Answered 2010-09-26 04:12:10

It sounds as if you've got a brown widow. The hourglass marking is orange in color. The body may appear black, but next to a true black spider, one will notice the lighter contrast. It is venomous and can leave a painful bite.

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The Orb Weaver is the spider with an orange back and black diamonds on its back. It is not aggressive and not venomous.

The black spider with reddish-orange on its back is a redback spider. These Australian spiders are members of the same family of spider as the black widow and have highly dangerous venom.


A spider that is mostly black with some orange on its belly and back is called a black widow. This design only applies to the female black widows.

A black widow spider is black with a red mark on it's abdomen; this might or might not be what you meant. The black widow sometimes has a red mark on her back, as well. The red backed spider of Australia, a relative of the black widow, has an orange red mark on the back.

It was probably just a red back spider which you probably just hallucinated. ( Thought it was orange. )

Some type of insect with 6 legs a black or orange spot on it's back and is problly a spider...

The American Black Widow should have nothing upon its back but the black color it is. Specfically, the hour glass is on the belly of the spider.

Where do you live? I have a spider with that description on my back porch, I'm feeding him fies :)

There are a number of bugs that have a black body and orange or brownish spot on it's back. This could be a spider.

The black widow is a spider that is black in color and has a red spot on its back. The red spot is in the shape of an hour glass and they are very venomous.

It sounds like you could be describing the Daring Jumping Spider.

It may be a Black and Yellow Argiope, which is a common orb web spider. Follow the related link to see a picture.

An orange spider with a spot on its back may be an orange garden spider. They can bite humans but their venom is weak.

That could possibly be a black widow, but isn't necessarily! It could also be a Red-Back, but they have two diamond shaped dots.

It is called Ladybird Spider (Eresus Cinnaberinus).

I have to deal with the same spider you are talking about i think its some type of water spider because it was running across my pool with its babys :/

The spider that is black with a white crescent on its back is the Brown House Spider. This spider is often confused with the red-back spider.

A false widow spider is a spider that is known to have a skull depicted on its back. This spider also has orange legs.

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