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Orb Weaver - Araneus iviei - female

Orb Weaver - Araneus iviei - Female
Pearson's Falls, Saluda, North Carolina, USA
July 20, 2002

Araneus iviei
This looks like Araneus iviei. It is such a perfect match that I cannot think what else it would be. The problem is that according to Levi's paper written in 1971, the furthest south A. iviei has been recorded is Pennsylvania. Considering though that this data is from 1971 or earlier, I really have no problems with including this in with A. iviei. I am sure that we are going to push the borders of distribution for a lot of species.

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