Western Spotted Orbweaver

Subject: Black Orb Weaver
Location: San Diego, CA
October 30, 2013 9:57 am
Need scientific name for this unusual black orb weaver with gold specs on its abdomen.
Signature: Donna Walker – Writer/Trail Guide
Hearts Pest Management Writer/Blogger

Western Spotted Orbweaver
Western Spotted Orbweaver

Hi Donna,
We believe we have correctly identified your spider as a highly variable Western Spotted Orbweaver,
Neoscona oaxacensis.  We first found a photo on Mokka mit Schlag blog, and we verified the identification on BugGuide.

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