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Orb Weaver? - Argiope argentata

Orb Weaver? - Argiope argentata
Bommer Canyon, Orange County, California, USA
June 20, 2009
Much smaller spider in the same cactus as the 2 Argiope argentata. Maybe 2cm from legtip to legtip. I'm tempted to guess it's a male Argiope argentata, but I don't think that species has quite such broad sexual dimorphism.

I think you're right - male Argiope argentata
Did you see this one? Note reference to posture. Nice shot!

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