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Genus Eriophora

Spider, man. - Eriophora ravilla - male Tropical Close-up - Eriophora ravilla - female Orange County Orb Weaver - Eriophora edax Orb Weaver? - Eriophora ravilla Brown hairy Spider - Eriophora ravilla After Rain - Eriophora ravilla - female Eriophora ravilla Tropical orb weaver? - Eriophora ravilla - female
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
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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