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Species Zygiella x-notata

Orb Weaver with 6 legs - Zygiella x-notata Female Orb Weaver - Zygiella x-notata - female Little brown spider - Zygiella x-notata - female spider - Zygiella x-notata - male Zygiella? - Zygiella x-notata - male Xygiella male, ventral side - Zygiella x-notata - male Light Spider - Zygiella x-notata This Year's Model - Zygiella x-notata - female
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 x-notata (Zygiella x-notata)
Size
Body length of female = 7.4-8.7 mm; of male 6-6.5 mm. (1)
Range
New England south to Virginia and west to the Pacific Coast and British Columbia. (1)
Remarks
Introduced from Europe.

If it's found on a structure it's more likely Z. x-notata than Z. atrica.

Rod Crawford says "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."
… 15 June, 2008
Internet References
delta-intkey.com - Illustrations.
wiki.britishspiders.org.uk - Image, information, and detailed description.
Works Cited
1.How to Know the Spiders
B. J. Kaston. 1978. WCB/McGraw-Hill.