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Species Araneus cingulatus

Green orbweaver - Araneus cingulatus - male green orb weaver - Araneus cingulatus Spider - Araneus cingulatus Green Araneus - Araneus cingulatus - female orange and yellow Araneus - Araneus cingulatus - female Araneus cingulatus ? - Araneus cingulatus Fluorescent green spider - Araneus cingulatus 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"

Massachusetts south to Florida and west to Missouri and Texas (1) but BugGuide has data that suggest west to Minnesota and Oklahoma as well.
Print References
Spiders of the Eastern US, Howell and Jenkins, page 142
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.