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Lady Linyphiid (Neriene radiata?) - Neriene radiata - female

Lady Linyphiid (Neriene radiata?) - Neriene radiata - Female
East Greenwich, Kent County, Rhode Island, USA
June 21, 2010
Size: body 5mm
Her web is in the south side of a Thujopsis dolobrata shrub that gets half a day of full sun and catches afternoon breezes.
That's a mite on the left side of the epigynum (which was more evident before I shrank & cropped the photo).
It looks like Neriene radiata to me, but another opinion would be nice.

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Lady Linyphiid (Neriene radiata?) - Neriene radiata - female Lady Linyphiid (Neriene radiata?) - Neriene radiata - female Lady Linyphiid (Neriene radiata?) - Neriene radiata - female

Moved
Moved from Sheetweb Spiders. Yes, ID confirmed by Rod Crawford.

Web
Was the web like this?

If so it would have to be Neriene radiata.

 
It's been almost 7 months since I saw it, but...
That particular spider never made a web as developed as the one in the thumbnail.
There was curvature to it, but it never got quite hemispherical so far as I can recall.
I'm not sure if that means anything or whether that was just what was convenient
for it to produce given the situation it was in. I reviewed what other photos I have
and they're all tight macro crops, so I have no definitive answer.
I'll certainly have to add that kind of shot for future ID's.

 
If it was dome-shaped at all
then I think Neriene radiata would be the only option in the eastern US.

Moved
Moved from Spiders.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

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