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orb weaver - Araneus nordmanni - female

orb weaver - Araneus nordmanni - Female
Gold Rush Trail - near campground, Sanders County, Montana, USA
August 23, 2010
I'd say nordmanni, but I'd like a second opinion. Found in pine forest on a bush.

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orb weaver - Araneus nordmanni - female orb weaver - Araneus nordmanni - female

Moved
Moved from Araneus.

We would have said nordmanni too
but we're not certain our interpretation of what this species looks like carries much weight!

 
Pretty hefty
in my book. I'll wait a few days for more comments and then move it there.

 
Likewise, on both accounts.
Likewise, on both accounts.

 
From Rod Crawford:
Don't know what this could be except nordmanni, but the epigynum looks really atypical.

 
..
That may well be due to the macrophotograph.

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