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Orb Weaving Spider - Araneus - female

Orb Weaving Spider - Araneus - Female
Kirtland Air Force Base, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, USA
August 14, 1997
ID'd by Dr. Sandy Brantley

Moved from Araneus.

Hi Bryan
It looks like there is no more A. pima, but it is a synonym of A. illaudatus.

Araneus pima
I am a complete beginner. I just identified 2 large specimens as A. pima and I am in the geographic area of several of Bryan's photos on the web. Are you saying there has been a name change or some kind of re-classification? Thanks.

I'm saying the correct name for A. pima is now Araneus illaudatus.

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