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Genus Eriophora

Camo - Eriophora ravilla - female Dead Spider - Eriophora ravilla orb weaver - Eriophora ravilla lil orbweaver? - Eriophora ravilla Crazy spider in Florida panhandle - Eriophora ravilla Tropical Orb Weaver - Eriophora ravilla Request for spider ID - Eriophora ravilla colorful spider - Eriophora ravilla - male
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 Eriophora
Explanation of Names
Greek: "woolbearing" from erion (εριον)- "wool" + phora (φορα)- "bearing"
Gender: Feminine
Numbers
2 Species in North America
Range
edax - Southwestern U.S., mainly southern border of California and Arizona.
ravilla - Seems to be mostly a southern species, found mainly in Florida, Louisiana, and Texas along the Gulf Coast of the United States.(1)
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