Orbweaver
( Aculepeira packardi )


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PHOTO COMMENT

IDENTIFICATION
Identification:Aculepeira packardi
(Thorell ,1875 )
Common Name:Orbweaver
Life Stage:(A) adult

PHYLOGENY

Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Arachnida
Order:Araneae
Family:Araneidae
Genus:Aculepeira
Taxon Code:ARA01135
ITIS/TSN:849978

LOCATION DETAILS
Location Name
Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve, Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve, Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve, 5175 Somersville Rd., Antioch
County:Contra Costa County
ECI Site#:CAEB060700
Open Space Location:Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve

RECOGNITION
Description
A ventral view will separate the two in a heartbeat. This can be helpful when separating juveniles.
Similar Taxa
Neoscona oaxacensis

BIOLOGY
Habitat
Webs found in alpine meadows. This species was generally found in a retreat next to the web in daylight hours while carbonarioides was more often found at the center of the web during the day.
Range
Yukon Territory to Labrador, south the Mexico and to northern Pennsylvania; AB, AZ, BC, CA, CO, ID, MB, MT, NF, NM, NT, NV, OR, PA, UT, WA, WY, YT

CREDITS
Photographer
Mike Dame
Insect Sciences Museum of California

References
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