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autumn spider - Metellina segmentata - female

autumn spider - Metellina segmentata - Female
Port Townsend, Jefferson County, Washington, USA
October 12, 2008
In Europe this spider is referred to as the autumn spider.

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Metellina
very likely segmentata.


If you search lks spider wa, it will give you my Washington spiders, many of which have been ID'd by Rod Crawford.

 
still uncertain
It does indeed appear to be the same species you photographed here:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/153451.

But neither looks to me like Metellina segmentata as portrayed in the photos at the Nearctic Spider Database:
http://www.canadianarachnology.org/data/spiders/13922.

 
they're Metellina for sure
I can't be 100% sure they're segmentata, but I think they are. They are just varied in color.

 
new info
Thanks for your continued input. This European page shows photos of segmentata that more exactly correspond with what we have photographed:
http://www.eurospiders.com/Metellina_segmentata.htm.

The eyes and carapace of the female match exactly, and the abdomen pattern corresponds in general terms, allowing for variations.

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