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Species Zygiella atrica

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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)
No Taxon (Parazygiella / Zygiella)
Genus Zygiella
Species atrica (Zygiella atrica)
Explanation of Names
Author of the name: C. L. Koch. Year first published: 1843.
Male: 5 mm
Female: 6 mm
Eastern seaboard from Newfoundland to Long Island, and shores of the Great Lakes; Vancouver area and southern coast of Vancouver Island.(1)
Introduced from Europe

Rod Crawford says "Which species can't be told from color alone. Z. x-notata and Z. atrica occur in urbanized habitats, the former on buildings and the latter on trees. Z. dispar is found in natural forest."
… 15 June, 2008
Internet References - Illustrations.
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.