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Species Araneus trifolium - Shamrock Orbweaver

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynes )
Family Araneidae (Orb Weavers)
Genus Araneus
Species trifolium (Shamrock Orbweaver)
Other Common Names
Pumpkin Spider
Shamrock Spider
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Identification
Araneus trifolium female occurs in a variety of colors:









Males



Male palp

Range
Alaska to Newfoundland, south to California, New Mexico, and Alabama.(1)
Works Cited
1.The Orb-weaving Spiders of Canada and Alaska - The Insects and Arachnids of Canada Part 23
Dondale, C.D., J.H. Redner, P, Paquin and H.W. Levi. 2003. NRC Research Press.