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Genus Eriophora

Orb Weaver - Eriophora ravilla Orb Weaver - Eriophora ravilla orb weaver? - Eriophora ravilla - female whatisit - Eriophora ravilla Eriophora ravilla Spider male Tropical orb weaver - Eriophora edax - Eriophora edax - male Large spider in its web - Eriophora ravilla Eriophora edax - female
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 Eriophora
Explanation of Names
Greek: "woolbearing" from erion (εριον)- "wool" + phora (φορα)- "bearing"
Gender: Feminine
2 Species in North America
edax - Southwestern U.S., mainly southern border of California and Arizona.
ravilla - Seems to be mostly a southern species, found mainly in Florida, Louisiana, and Texas along the Gulf Coast of the United States.(1)
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