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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Species Araneus corticarius

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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 Araneus
Species corticarius (Araneus corticarius)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Explanation of Names
Author of the name: Emerton.
Size
Male: 5 mm
Female: 7 mm
Identification
Female:


Male:
Range
Alaska to Nova Scotia, south to northeastern North Dakota, southern Michigan, and Northern Pennsylvania. (1)
Habitat
Swamps and bogs appear to be the principal habitat. (1)
Season
Mature in August.
Remarks
In the female, the scape is sometimes lost. (1)
See Also
Pattern and range are similar to A. washingtoni.
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.