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Species Zygiella atrica

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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 atrica (Zygiella atrica)
Explanation of Names
Author of the name: C. L. Koch. Year first published: 1843.
Size
Male: 5 mm
Female: 6 mm
Range
Eastern seaboard from Newfoundland to Long Island, and shores of the Great Lakes; Vancouver area and southern coast of Vancouver Island.(1)
Remarks
Introduced from Europe

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.
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.