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Species Araneus cingulatus

Green spider - Araneus cingulatus green orb weaver - Araneus cingulatus Male Araneus  - Araneus cingulatus - male Male Araneus is? - Araneus cingulatus - male six-spotted orb weaver - Araneus cingulatus - male Araneus - Araneus cingulatus Spider - Araneus cingulatus Araneus cingulatus male - Araneus cingulatus - male
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 cingulatus (Araneus cingulatus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Explanation of Names
Latin for "belted" from cingulum- "belt or girdle"
Print References
Spiders of the Eastern US, Howell and Jenkins, page 142