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Species Acanthepeira stellata - Starbellied Orbweaver

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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 Acanthepeira
Species stellata (Starbellied Orbweaver)
Other Common Names
Star-bellied Orb Weaver
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Acanthepeira stellata (Walckenaer, 1805)
Explanation of Names
Latin for "starred" from stella- "star"
4 spp. n. of Mex.
Female 7 to 15 mm
Male 5 to 8 mm
Male palp:
Sunny areas, usually within four feet of the ground in an orb web built in the vertical position. (1)
Mar-Nov (BG data)
Works Cited
1.Spiders of the Eastern US, A Photographic Guide
W. Mike Howell and Ronald L. Jenkins. 2004. pearson education.