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Cobweb spider?? - Zygiella atrica

Cobweb spider?? - Zygiella atrica
Seattle, King County, Washington, USA
August 9, 2007
Size: About 1cm excluding legs
I found this guy on a rock under my apple tree in my back yard. There were no webs near by, but it was on the move, so it may have been looking for a new place to take up residence. My best guess is some sort of Cobweb/Comb-footed (Family: Theridiidae) spider but I cant seem to find anything that quite matches. Any help would be great.

Moved tentatively
Moved from Zygiella. Based on that red coloring I'm guessing it's most likely this species.

Moved from True Spiders.

spider. An orb weaver or a cobweb spider.

Can't decide if we see
the hairy legs, but the pattern reminds us of Zygiella

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