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Texas panhandle spider  - Diguetia - male

Texas panhandle spider - Diguetia - Male
Mcbride canyon, Alibates flint quarries, Amarillo , Potter/Randall County, Texas, USA
July 21, 2012
never seen this on the plains before, just in this canyon, very strange web

Moved to Diguetia
Moved from Spiders. The Balabans & Kyron also agree it's likely this genus (by email).

Best guess
I'd say it might be one of the Diguetia. They build that type of retreat and they're found in that region. Compare with others here.

Moved to spiders
Moved from ID Request.

I'm not sure I can ID this spider from this angle, but I'll leave it here for a while and see what we can come up with. If you could get some other shots... dorsal, side & ventral that would help a lot.

Hey - Welcome to BugGuide!
If this is not one of the Metepeira, then it might be this one

Do you have any other views? A dorsal would be great. Look for it next time you're out in the canyons.

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