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Araneus gemma

Araneus gemma
Carlsbad, California, USA
November 28, 2004
Size: Abdomen about 1"
Digging in.

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Araneus gemma Araneus Gemma - Eating Katydid - Araneus gemma Araneus gemma -Top View - Araneus gemma

Not A. diadematus
Whatever this is, it is NOT Araneus diadematus. That species does not have the "shoulder" humps visible in your specimen. This is probably another species of Araneus, but verification could only be accomplished by dissecting the genitalia.

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