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Species Kaira alba - Pale Frilled 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 Kaira (Frilled Orbweavers)
Species alba (Pale Frilled Orbweaver)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Strong resemblance to a leaf or flower bud. Overall warty, bristly, irregular appearance.
Statewide in Florida; also documented from Kansas and Texas.
See the genus for a description of the remarkable foraging behavior
Print References
Guarisco, Hank 2006. An Unusual Orbweaving Spider, Kaira alba (Araneae: Araneidae), Recently Discovered in Kansas. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 79 (3): 296

Marshall, Sam, and G.B. Edwards 2001. Florida's Fabulous Spiders. Tampa: World Publications.