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Filmy Dome Spider

Neriene radiata

Description:

Two spiders in a web together. I first thought one was eating the other, but they both move. They both look different, but similar enough, that I'm thinking they are the same specie and were mating.

Habitat:

Deciduous forest

1 Species ID Suggestions

Machi
Machi 5 years ago
Bowl and Doily Weaver
Frontinella communis Species Frontinella communis - Bowl and Doily Weaver - BugGuide.Net


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6 Comments

dferris
dferris 5 years ago

Finally got around to uploading to bugguide, and they suggested filmy dome spider.

Hema
Hema 5 years ago

dferris ,you could take other opinions too. This new profile picture rocks!!

dferris
dferris 5 years ago

Hema, I am an avid fisherman as well as wildlife lover, so yes that is a fish that I caught, though I wouldn't call it a trophy. I am aware of the rule about posting trophy photos (which i think is what you're getting at), but I was only thinking of posting, not profile pics. If you think this is a violation of the rule, or might offend someone, I have no problem changing it.

Hema
Hema 5 years ago

dferris,You have earned our admiration! With no disrespect meant ,does your profile picture seem to look like you have a trophy in your hand? Please clarify.
Thanks.

dferris
dferris 5 years ago

Thanks Machi, Your suggestion seems right, but i agree the picture are different and are hard to compare. I'll probably upload it to bugguide and see if they can confirm it.

Machi
Machi 5 years ago

Not 100% sure because the views you have of the abdomen show some nice markings but I can't find those same angles on any of the bugguide photos to compare those markings.

dferris
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Michigan, USA

Spotted on May 17, 2015
Submitted on May 17, 2015

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