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Photo#236715
Orb Weaver - Eriophora? - Eriophora ravilla

Orb Weaver - Eriophora? - Eriophora ravilla
Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas, USA
July 25, 2008
The banding on the legs makes me think of Eriophora ravilla, but that stripe on the abdomen makes me wonder. Any ideas?

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Orb Weaver - Eriophora? - Eriophora ravilla Orb Weaver - Eriophora? - Eriophora ravilla

Moved
Moved from Orb Weavers. We found a new articl by Levi that shows this as one of the patterns of E. ravilla. See info page if you want to read the article.

Moved
Moved from Frass.

Will, I'd like to keep this one. It has a distinct look that will either be a new pattern for Eriophora or may be something we don't have an image of yet.

Also, the pattern on the back matches well with Araneus gemma, however the legs do not. Compare with

Frassed
Moved from ID Request.

Not sure
but it does seem to fit that genus. Here are the two choices
Eriophora edax (Blackwall, 1863)
Eriophora ravilla (C. L. Koch, 1844)
and here is a Texas list of spiders.

 
Thanks, Lynette.
Thanks, Lynette.

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