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Photo#573264
Male Orb Weaver - Araneus thaddeus - male

Male Orb Weaver - Araneus thaddeus - Male
Oregon, Ogle County, Illinois, USA
September 6, 2011
Size: 8mm
Can't quite match the markings on this guy. Thanks for any help.

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Male Orb Weaver - Araneus thaddeus - male Male Orb Weaver - Araneus thaddeus - male Male Orb Weaver - Araneus thaddeus - male Male Orb Weaver - Araneus thaddeus - male Male Orb Weaver - Araneus thaddeus - male

Moved
Moved from Araneus.

Moved
Moved from Lattice Orbweaver.

Not sure
I don't think we've figured out how to tell the difference between A. pegnia & thaddeus. I reordered these images to show the best one for habitus ID. Maybe we should move this back to genus level? Also I'll post any other ideas I have on the new 'first' image.

 
More
Lynette, I have more images of this spider if you need them, including closeup of palps, etc.

 
> including closeup of palps,
> including closeup of palps, etc.

Always happy to see them. :-)

-K

 
Palp image added
FYI.. to Kevin.

 
Marbled Orbweaver
I found a large female marbled orbweaver at this male's location (although 4 weeks later). I'm waiting till next year to associate them for sure.

 
Let's see what Kevin
says about the palp close-ups. I don't usually look at those, but he does.

Thanks
Moved from Orb Weavers.

Good call! Looks like a match with Tom's image:

Araneus thaddeus?
One hunch: Araneus thaddeus

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