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Nuctenea umbratica

Observed: 9th August 2013 By: andyk
London Natural History Society
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N umbratica
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N umbratica carapace
Nuctenea umbratica eyes
Nuctenea umbratica epigyne
Description:

On fence post

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

mattprince1969's picture

very nicely done

For id purposes this is possibly the best photographed spider on the site. Misses the abdominal pattern perhaps but covers in detail what is *really* important eye structure and epigyne.

Looking at Roberts ~ the epigyne is missing the horeshoe like scape, lost during mating perhaps?

Regards,
Matt

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Thanks Matt

At least the epigyne is easily visible unlike many other species.....

Andy Keay