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Spider - Araneus nordmanni

Spider - Araneus nordmanni
Thornton, New Hampshire, USA
August 9, 2007
Is this a garden spider? If so, can anyone be specific?

Moved
Moved from Araneus.

Moved

Moved
Moved from Araneus.

Moved
Moved from Orb Weavers.

Moved
Moved from Spiders. Might be A. nordmanii

Eustala?
It might be a Hanging Turquoise Eustala. Check out this link:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/114960

 
Good call; it's so hard to de
Good call; it's so hard to determine a spider's species, let alone the genus.

Neoscona? Maybe Neoscona crucifera?
I think that it might be Neoscona crucifera, but I'm not 100% sure.

 
Araneus cavaticus?
Thanks a lot, but could it be a Barn Spider, Araneus cavaticus? The color matches more than the picture of the Cross Spider you put in, but I'm still not sure. Do you have any ideas?

 
Sorry - Brain not working today
First I title it "Neoscona crucifera", then link to a picture of Cross Spider (Araneus diadematus). I don't know what I was thinking cross/crucifera? As you can see I'm no expert.

Anyway I agree with your "Araneus", still I like cross spider. I think you might have to wait for an expert.

 
Thanks
Thanks a lot, at least it's narrowed down. I will keep up the search.

 
Not Neoscona.
The specimen here looks like it has the "shoulders" or "humps" characteristic of Araneus and closely-allied genera. This might even be an immature specimen. The lighting may also be providing colors that are untrue (the whole image has a bluish cast). Any way you can clean it up a little?

 
No, sorry
I do not know how to "clean it up." I have no experience with paint, photoshop, etc. I'm willing to do it by instructions if you would like.

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