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Spider - Leucauge venusta

Spider - Leucauge venusta
Fort Bragg, Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA
March 19, 2006
Size: under 5 mm

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Moved from Orchard Orbweaver.

Moved from Mangora.

These look like Mangora maculata. In my experience it often has the "spots" merged into a dark area a the posterior end of the abdomen quite unlike the illustration in Kaston's "How to Know the Spiders." Note also that it lacks black lines under the femora (I & II). The odd feature seems to be a black line at the edge of the carapace.

Thanks for that info
do you know how many Mangora sp. we are dealing with in that range?