Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Fall Fund Drive

TaxonomyBrowse
Info
ImagesLinksBooksData

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
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 Eriophora
Explanation of Names
Greek: "woolbearing" from erion (εριον)- "wool" + phora (φορα)- "bearing"
Gender: Feminine
Numbers
2 Species in North America
Range
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)
Internet References