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Species Araneus thaddeus - Lattice Orbweaver

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Spider Identification Guide: A pictorial guide to the conspicuous spiders of Orange County, California
Leonard Vincent, Professor, Fullerton College, writes:

"This guide is designed to serve my Biology of Insects and Spiders students as well as Orange County naturalists and residents. It is formatted as a ladder to direct the observer in the determination of the identity of spiders based on the habitat and web structure. These characteristics lead the observer to a page of thumbnail photos and then to a page of macro-photos of the particular spider."

North American Spiders
Original video, pictures and information covering North American spider families.
This site has active spider identification and discussion forums, a growing list of species guides, spider FAQs, information about spider identification (and various other articles to come in the future), etc. Mostly directed more towards the casual observer and people new to spiders, however the writers there (self included) know the subject well and can help those seeking more in-depth help.

Southwest Collections of Arthropods Network (SCAN)
[cite: 687630]
The Denver Museum's "Colorado Spider Survey" is now also included within this massive specimen collection database. Very handy tool!!

Spiders of British Columbia (E-Fauna BC)
Very nice, accurate website by arachnologist Robb Bennett. Includes a 2010 species checklist for British Columbia and many other goodies (such as a decent-sized photo gallery and collection maps, etc).

Spiders of the Arid Southwest
New Mexico State Univesity, College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences Website. Taxanomic section linked lists basic data for spiders in covered region.

Spiders of South Dakota
An annotated list of the species of spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) found in South Dakota, compiled from records in the author's collection (KMP), the Denver Museum of Nature and Science (ZA), and published journal articles. Valid reports of additional species are welcome.

Annotated list of Kansas Jumping Spiders
"Currently, the Kansas jumping spider fauna consists of 70 species belonging to 31 genera. This list includes only those species and localities represented by a preserved specimen examined by one of the authors or found in the most recent taxonomic revision."

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