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Orbweaver ID? - Micrathena mitrata

Orbweaver ID? - Micrathena mitrata
Kettle Moraine State Forest (Southern Unit), Waukesha County, Wisconsin, USA
September 19, 2009
Size: 4mm
Very small orbweaver with knobs on body (see other pic). ID?

Moved from ID Request.


i think you're right
Darn.. :)
I've been ignoring these when I saw them, assuming they were young Spined Micrathena. I better get some pics now too .

Yes, we could use some more
and look around carefully for a smaller less spined male. We have no images at all of him. See figure 308 here.

will do
I probably walked past a dozen of these in the woods a couple weeks ago, and added to the ignore pile. Next time I'm out I'll look for both male and female.

baby Spined Micrathena female
I think. I've been seeing them in the woods too. Let's see what other people think.

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