Insect and Bug ID forum: Cobweb Spider

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Name: Kim
Iowa (Zone 5a)
I kill ornamentals... on purpose.
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Chillybean
Sep 7, 2015 1:04 PM CST
I found this one in a bin when I was doing a big cleaning. I took this picture before releasing it outside. I almost was afraid I had doomed the thing because it was accustomed to where it was. But Saturday, I saw the same looking spider on my clematis near the house and that was close to where I let it go.

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The closest I can come up with is Enoplognatha ovata. Am I even close?

Thank you for your help.


Name: Kim
Iowa (Zone 5a)
I kill ornamentals... on purpose.
Enjoys or suffers cold winters Spiders! Critters Allowed Birds Houseplants I helped beta test the first seed swap
Region: Nebraska Keeper of Poultry Rabbit Keeper Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Procrastinator Garden Ideas: Level 2
Chillybean
Sep 7, 2015 1:06 PM CST
Oh, here is a link to one similar. Apparently this species has wide variation in colour.
http://bugguide.net/node/view/829141/bgimage
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Sep 7, 2015 3:03 PM CST
Difficult to say, I've never seen Enoplognatha ovata with a forked dark streak on the carapace, it usually has a smudged dark line.

There's other families which do have a forked mark.

http://www.bio.brandeis.edu/fieldbio/Spiders_Savransky_Suhd_...

http://www.bio.brandeis.edu/fieldbio/Spiders_Savransky_Suhd_...

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