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Photo#1470057
Orchard Spider - Leucauge argyra

Orchard Spider - Leucauge argyra
Estero Llano Grande State Park, Hidalgo County, Texas, USA
November 3, 2017
Leucauge?

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Orchard Spider - Leucauge argyra Orchard Spider - Leucauge argyra Orchard Spider - Leucauge argyra

Moved
Moved from Leucauge.
Tentative placement.

Moved
Moved from Spiders.

A full dorsal image ...
might help too. Hildago is southern and Mexico has a bunch of more Leucauge spp.

 
Laura, I added a couple more
Laura, I added a couple more individuals that I've photographed there.

 
I placed the new ones ...
as L. venusta. This one still looks a bit odd, part of the abdominal pattern is wider than than you'd expect it to be on L. venusta.

 
Here's another similar ...
L. argyra:

Seems like it has to be argyra
Will read up to see if it has been seen in Texas
SoNA lists its distribution as Florida...???

Do you have any more images you could add?
We could almost think this is Leucauge argyra, but we have only had that posted from Florida. If we could see just a little more of the dorsal pattern...

 
Sorry, there was no way to ge
Sorry, there was no way to get a dorsal shot. I added a very cropped version that might help.

 
I
agree with argyra as well. Legs, ventral and lateral markings, and overall morphology all match.

Was it near water?

 
Jeff, yes it was fairly close
Jeff, yes it was fairly close to a pond.

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