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Green orbweaver - Araneus cingulatus - male

Green orbweaver - Araneus cingulatus - Male
Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
June 22, 2011
A final view after his molt.

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Moved

Male green Araneus
How lucky we are that it molted so quickly!

I'd like to see if it changes color at all as it 'hardens'. Anyway we are pretty sure you have bonsallae in your area from your previous image


This spider looks very similar to bonsallae, but seems to be lacking the black on the abdomen. I'm going to guess this one is cingulatus, but I'd like to wait a few days.. and see what John B. & Kevin P. think.

I'm going to try to look at the palps & compare to Levi. I'll let you know if I see anything.

 
Palps
I looked carefully at the palps and here is what I came up with. The little pointy thing... (spur) matches cingulatus in shape and size. The only thing that bothers me is that Levi didn't draw in the two hairs (macrosetae) on the end of the palp (cymbium?). He/she just put two dots. However the same thing was done on the drawings of A. guttulatus on pg. 533 with the two macrosetae shown in another drawing, so perhaps that's not an issue.

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