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Genus Eriophora

unknown small spider - Eriophora ravilla Unknown Spider found in South Florida - Eriophora ravilla South Texas Spider - Eriophora ravilla Unknown Spider - Eriophora ravilla Araneus? - Eriophora edax Eriophora ravilla spider - Eriophora edax Yellow orb weaver, but looking for specific name - Eriophora ravilla
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynes )
Family Araneidae (Orb Weavers)
Genus Eriophora
Explanation of Names
Greek: "woolbearing" from erion (εριον)- "wool" + phora (φορα)- "bearing"
Gender: Feminine
2 Species in North America
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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