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Photo#6057
green and white spider - Mangora spiculata

green and white spider - Mangora spiculata
Springfield, Virginia, USA
August 21, 2004
This spider was on a leaf on which it had partly made its web. It was mostly dark green except for it's white and yellow abdomen. Any help in identifying is appreciated.

Moved
Moved from Mangora maculata. Sorry for yet one more move. But now they make sense! Rereading the key we found that maculata has only three pair of spots at the end of the abdomen while spiculata has more spots or blotches. This is the coastal species from NJ down around to TX.

Moved
Moved from Mangora.

Moved
Moved from Lined Orbweaver.

Identification
I concur that this is Mangora gibberosa, appears to be a female.

leucauge ?
what do we think?

 
Mangora genus? (Orb Weaver)
Eric recently ID'd a spider similar to this; where the spider doesn't fit Leucauge because of the distinct spines on the legs, but does not resemble a M. lemniscata (Basilica spider) in shape or coloration either.

He suggested the Mangora genus of orb weavers...

In the Golden Guide, it is a good "visual" match (coloration, shape, etc.) to some in the Mangora genus, although unsure of the exact species.

It's also similar to as you mentioned...

What do you think?

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