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Species Araneus montereyensis

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynae)
Family Araneidae (Orb Weavers)
Genus Araneus
Species montereyensis (Araneus montereyensis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Identification
Most likely confused with A. bispinosus. For females - A. montereyensis should have a dark carapace to the thoracic depression. Also A. montereyensis has anterior median eyes closer together(1.5 diameters apart). A. bispinosus anterior median eyes are three diameters apart.
Remarks
Page creation based on the identification of these images by Dr. Lenny Vincent.
Internet References
PDF of "A Key to Arboreal Spiders of Douglas-Fir and True Fir Forests of the Pacific Northwest" by Andrew R. Moldenke, et al.
(See page 28 for a photo of the A. montereyensis female.)