Entomology (Study of Bugs)/spider ID


spider from dauber nest 1
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spider from dauber nest 2
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The included images are of spiders collected by organ pipe mud daubers.  Can you identify them for me.  Thank you.


I *did* get to see these after all!

Very nice.  The top image appears to be a male Arabesque Orbweaver, Neoscona arabesca , or at least something in Neoscona .  The lower image is a Marbled Orbweaver, Araneus marmoreus .  It seems to be a favorite victim of Trypoxylon politum .  Meanwhile, *I* can never find those spiders myself.  Ha!


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Eric R. Eaton


I answer insect and spider identification questions ONLY. Attach images if possible. No "what bit me?", "what do I feed this bug in captivity?", or science fair project questions please. NO TECHNICAL QUESTIONS ABOUT INSECT PHYSIOLOGY.


Principal author, Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America. Professional entomologist employed previously at University of Massachusetts, Chase Studio, Inc., and Cincinnati Zoo; contract work for West Virginia Department of Natural Resources, Smithsonian Institution, and Portland (Oregon) State University.

Author, Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America, Missouri Conservationist magazine, Ranger Rick, Birds & Blooms, Timeline (journal of the Ohio Historical Society). I have contributed to several books as well.

Oregon State University, undergraduate major in entomology, did not receive degree.

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Principal author of the Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America, Smithsonian Institution (contract), Cincinnati Zoo (employer), Portland State University (contract), Chase Studio, Inc (employer), Arkansas Museum of Discovery (guest speaker). Currently seeking speaking engagements, leadership roles at nature festivals, workshops, and ecotours.

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