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Spider male Tropical orb weaver - Eriophora edax - Eriophora edax - male

Spider male Tropical orb weaver - Eriophora edax - Eriophora edax - Male
Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Yesterday we took down an awning in my yard and discovered several spiders. I think these are male/female of the same species.

Female

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Spider male Tropical orb weaver - Eriophora edax - Eriophora edax - male Spider male Tropical orb weaver - Eriophora edax - Eriophora edax - male Spider male Tropical orb weaver - Eriophora edax - Eriophora edax - male Spider male Tropical orb weaver - Eriophora edax - Eriophora edax - male

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Moved from ID Request. I am not convinced this one is a male. Nice shots on this one... shows the bumps. One more full dorsal shot would be nice to go along with these... and of course a ventral is always great too.... would probably tell us sex and maturity.

 
Dorsal added
I don't have a ventral shot, but did add two more dorsal.

 
Great
That 4th one is exactly what I was looking for. From everything I see here I'd say this is a female or at least a juvenile/no sex. I don't see any swelling of the palps.

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