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Green orbweaver - Araneus cingulatus - male

Green orbweaver - Araneus cingulatus - Male
Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
June 22, 2011
Lynette and Kevin, I found another green orbweaver. This one has slightly different (yet similar) markings from one I found on May 27, 2011.

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Moved

Very Nice
I'm going to post the rest of my comments here

Moved
Moved from Spiders. Very nice. It will be interesting to see if it changes much between this juvenile stage and the adult form. If it does molt for you.. the best images of an adult male spider are of the palps. Rod can ID spiders with a clear close-up side view of many palps. I can't be certain that's the best angle with this species, but maybe Kevin can give you some tips.

Looks to be a subadult male
If you can keep it fed through the next molt and get images of the palps, that would be exciting!

 
I just looked and . . .
he has molted. I'll work to get some photos in a bit.

 
How can I go about this?
What is the best way to keep it alive and what should I feed him?

 
There are some tips
here. I think the basics are to give it a little misting once a day and feed it small flies. Though I don't know how an orbweaver will take to eating something with no web?

I currently have this spider in my possession.
I'll try to get a ventral view tomorrow.

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