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Species Metepeira spinipes

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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 (Entelegynae)
Family Araneidae (Orb Weavers)
Genus Metepeira
Species spinipes (Metepeira spinipes)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Metepeira grinnelli
Size
Females 5 to 9.4 mm, Males 3.6 to 6.7 mm. (1)
Identification
Coloring is pronounced and leg banding is more distinct than the similar M. labyrinthea. Most species have the ventral white line of the sternum broken by black pigment; sometimes the anterior or posterior part of the line is missing. M. grinnelli differs from M. arizonica in having the posterior head region darker usually than the thorax to the sides. (1)

(One or two white ventral marks & 2 spots around spinnerets)
Range
Arizona, Oregon, California. (1)
Season
July to October.(1)
Works Cited
1.The orb-weaver genera Metepeira, Kaira and Aculepeira in America north of Mexico
H.W. Levi. 1977. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology Vol 148 (5): 185-238.