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Species Zygiella dispar

Specimen 6 - Zygiella dispar little brown spider - Zygiella dispar Lateral view - Zygiella dispar Spiders - Zygiella dispar Spiders - Zygiella dispar Orbweaver - Zygiella dispar Orbweaver - Zygiella dispar Orbweaver - Zygiella dispar
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 Zygiella
Species dispar (Zygiella dispar)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Parazygiella dispar
Range
Southern Alaska to California, on or near the west coast. (1)
Season
June to September
Remarks
For the northwest: "Which species can't be told from color alone. Z. x-notata and Z. atrica occur in urbanized habitats, the former on buildings and the latter on trees. Z. dispar is found in natural forest."
…Rod Crawford, 15 June, 2008
Internet References
(2)
Works Cited
1.The Orb-weaving Spiders of Canada and Alaska - The Insects and Arachnids of Canada Part 23
Dondale, C.D., J.H. Redner, P, Paquin and H.W. Levi. 2003. NRC Research Press.
2.Phylogenetic position and composition of Zygiellinae and Caerostris, with new insight into orb-web evolution and gigantism.
Gregorič, M., Agnarsson, I., Blackledge, T. A. & Kuntner, M. 2015. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 175(2): 225-243.