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Species Metepeira ventura

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 Metepeira
Species ventura (Metepeira ventura)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Identification
A median light streak may be present on the carapace and the light sternal band is sometimes broken. The middle of the posterior head region often has a light streak not found in grinnelli, crassipes or arizonica. (1)


The following image is closest to the ventral drawing in the work cited:



(two white ventral marks & 2 spots around spinnerets, light "U" mark under the abdominal white mark)
Range
California. (1)
Season
May to September. (1)
Internet References
1. www.biodiversitylibrary.org - The Orb-Weaver Genera Metepeira, Kaira and Aculepeira in America North of Mexico (Araneae: Araneidae) by Herbert W. Levi