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Genus Mecynogea

Basilica Orbweaver - Mecynogea lemniscata Basilica Spider - Mecynogea lemniscata - male Orbweaver of Some  Kind II - Mecynogea lemniscata Mecynogea lemniscata, Basilica Orbweaver - Mecynogea lemniscata spider - Mecynogea lemniscata Spider sacs - Mecynogea lemniscata Fungus ridden? - Mecynogea lemniscata Basilica Orb Weaver  - Mecynogea lemniscata
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 Mecynogea
Explanation of Names
Apparently from Greek mekyno (μηυνω)- "to spin out, lengthen, prolong" + gea (γεα)- "earth"
Gender: Feminine
Only one species in the US