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Araneus? - Eustala rosae

Araneus? - Eustala rosae
Cheeseboro Canyon, Los Angeles County, California, USA
September 29, 2015
As usual failed to get that epipygium shot.

This spider hitched a ride on my net at some point during my walk through the oak woodlands.

Images of this individual: tag all
Araneus? - Eustala rosae Araneus? - Eustala rosae

Moved based on colouration and dorsal tubercles
Moved from Eustala.

The color pattern and the tubercles evident
would lead us to suggest rosae. Let's see what others think.

Moved from Spiders.

We don't know that anastera make it to California
will have to hit the books on this one.

The genus page says it does
a number of other images from Cal look like they could be anastera, but not an expert on this group by any means.

We would have suggested
How about a lateral shot where we could see the end of the abdomen?

Does look like it might be Eustala anastera
Based on shape, habitat, and markings shown on this image:

Angle is a bit off unfortunately, but attached
I knew I should have been more careful with it...

It had a distinct central hump at the end (which you can sort of see in the new image if you look closely) but that's it.

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