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Species Acanthepeira stellata - Starbellied 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 Acanthepeira
Species stellata (Starbellied Orbweaver)
Other Common Names
Star-bellied Orb Weaver
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Acanthepeira stellata (Walckenaer, 1805)
Explanation of Names
Latin for "starred" from stella- "star"
Numbers
4 spp. n. of Mex.
Size
Female 7 to 15 mm
Male 5 to 8 mm
Identification
Male palp:
Range
AZ-FL-ME-MB (1)
Habitat
Sunny areas, usually within four feet of the ground in an orb web built in the vertical position. (1)
Season
Mar-Nov (BG data)
Works Cited
1.Spiders of the Eastern US, A Photographic Guide
W. Mike Howell and Ronald L. Jenkins. 2004. pearson education.