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Species Araneus cingulatus

bright green spider - Araneus cingulatus Small green orbweaver - Araneus cingulatus little spider, big mouthparts - Araneus cingulatus Hitchhiking Spider - Araneus cingulatus Orb Weaver - Araneus cingulatus Green orbweaver - Araneus cingulatus Male Araneus  - Araneus cingulatus - male green spider - Araneus cingulatus
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