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Species Mangora spiculata

Small spider - Mangora spiculata Crab Spider - Mangora spiculata Mangora? - Mangora spiculata Mangora ? - Mangora spiculata an orb weaver - Mangora spiculata - female orbweaver - Mangora spiculata Spiky Green Orbweaver - Mangora spiculata - female 2018-08-23 Greenish orbweaver - Mangora spiculata
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 Mangora
Species spiculata (Mangora spiculata)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Explanation of Names
Mangora spiculata (Hentz, 1847)
Size
Females: Length 2.4-4.3 mm(1)
Males: Length 1.9-2.2 mm(1)
Identification
Rereading the key we found that maculata has only three pair of spots at the end of the abdomen while spiculata has more spots or blotches. This is the coastal species from NJ down around to TX.
… john and jane balaban, 5 August, 2009 - 7:51am
Range
New Jersey to Texas, east to Florida.

Most common in northern Florida.
Print References
Levi, H. W. (2005). The orb-weaver genus Mangora of Mexico, Central America, and the West Indies (Araneae: Araneidae). Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, 158(4), 139-181. (Full Text Here)

Levi, H. W., & HW, L. (1975). The American orb-weaver genera Larinia, Cercidia and Mangora north of Mexico (Araneae, Araneidae). (Species Description) (1)

Hentz, N. M. (1847). Descriptions and figures of the araneides of the United States. Boston Journal of Natural History 5: 443-478. (Original Description)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.The American orb-weaver genera Larinia, Cercidia and Mangora north of Mexico
H.W. Levi. 1975. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 147: 100-135.