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Species Araneus saevus

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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 saevus (Araneus saevus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Female to 14 mm, Male to 15 mm. (1)
“It is apparently quite consistent in color and pattern, being dark gray with a large, broad white slash down the front of the abdomen." - Terry Thormin

Light-colored specimens of this species also occur:
“Widely distributed right across northern United States and Canada, from coast to coast.”
- Terry Thormin
Forests, usually found on trees
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.