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Green spider - Araneus cingulatus - male

Green spider - Araneus cingulatus - Male
Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA
July 4, 2011
Size: 4.5mm
Found this spider in the night on the support for my hummingbird feeder. There were a few strands of silk but I could not tell what kind of web it could be.

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Green spider - Araneus cingulatus - male Legs with black bristles and fine white hair - Araneus cingulatus - male Eyes from the front - Araneus cingulatus - male Eyes from the side - Araneus cingulatus - male Right pedipalp - lateral view - Araneus cingulatus - male Left pedipalp - medial view - Araneus cingulatus - male

Hi Marie,

were you able to compare the pedipalps to Levi's or Dondale & Redner's drawings? I can't see too much detail here (need perhaps a ventral view).

Hi Kevin,
I am not familiar with the papers you mentioned. Are there several spiders with such conspicuous markings on the abdomen? I looked through the images of this spider here on GB and it seems to me that the Balabans are right. As usual I photographed the spider and let him go because I don't want him to die on me.

Moved from Spiders.

It sure looks like it. Thank you much for the quick response.

Appears to be male Araneus cingulatus,
but we're still struggling to sort out these green ones.

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