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cat-faced spider - Araneus gemmoides - female

cat-faced spider - Araneus gemmoides - Female
Thompson Falls, Sanders County, Montana, USA
August 26, 2010
Size: ~ 25 mm
I believe this is a dark variety of the cat-faced spider. I wanted to get other opinions before moving to species level, though. This one was found in a crevice on a rock cliff... nearly every other one I've found was on a building.

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cat-faced spider - Araneus gemmoides - female cat-faced spider - Araneus gemmoides - female

Moved
Moved from Araneus. Epigyne confirmed with Rod Crawford. It's the darkest cat-faced he's ever seen.

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