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Species Metepeira palustris

Adult Female - Metepeira palustris - female Retreat - Metepeira palustris - female Female in Retreat - Metepeira palustris - female Orb Weaver - Metepeira palustris Orb Weaver - Metepeira palustris
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 Metepeira
Species palustris (Metepeira palustris)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Used to be a subspecies of M. grandiosa.
Explanation of Names
Author of the name: Chamberlin & Ivie. Year first published: 1942.
Identification
No median longitudinal band on the black sternum. Black coxae, sometimes yellow coxae or both black and yellow coxae. (1)
Range
- eastern & northern - Canada to British Columbia, south to Maine, New York, South Dakota. (1)
Internet References
1. www.biodiversitylibrary.org - The Orb-Weaver Genera Metepeira, Kaira and Aculepeira in America North of Mexico (Araneae: Araneidae) by Herbert W. Levi