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Marbled orb weaver-Araneus marmoreus - Araneus marmoreus

Marbled orb weaver-Araneus marmoreus - Araneus marmoreus
Pittsburg, New Hampshire, USA
August 16, 2004
is this Araneus diadematus or just a close relative?

Marbled orb weaver
This is probably Araneus marmoreus. The banding on the legs is pretty consistent, but the abdominal patterns can vary dramatically between individuals.

 
Marbled orb weaver
Thanks Eric, I didn't realize the abdominal pattern could vary so much.

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