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Species Cyrtophora citricola - Tropical tent-web spider

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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 Cyrtophora
Species citricola (Tropical tent-web spider)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Explanation of Names
Author of the name: Forsskål. Year first published: 1775.
Numbers
1 species introduced in NA.
47 species and subspecies worldwide.
Range
FL
'throughout Africa, Asia and the southern part of Europe and is also in parts of South America (Colombia).'(IFAS)

Old World, Hispaniola, Costa Rica, Colombia - (World Spider Catalog does not recognize this as an North American species.)
Remarks
A communal spider; webs reported to 1000' sq.
Possibly a pest in FL.
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