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Cross Spider? - Araneus diadematus - female

Cross Spider? - Araneus diadematus - Female
San Mateo County, California, USA
October 13, 2011
Dorsal Ventral view.

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Cross Spider? - Araneus diadematus - female Cross Spider? - Araneus diadematus - female Cross Spider? - Araneus diadematus - female Cross Spider? - Araneus diadematus - female

This would be described as a ventral view.
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In this view the structures right behind the back legs are the female reproductive structures, the visible parts being the epigynum.

 
Oops...you're absolutely correct!
Thanks for catching that goof and letting me know. As time hurtles forward, seems I'm developing a knack for interchanging opposites...a kind of verbal dyslexia :-)

Thanks also for pointing out the rather interesting structure of the epigynum. I totally missed that earlier. I've posted a fourth cropped image showing more detail for that.

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