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Species Eustala anastera - Humpbacked Orbweaver

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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 Eustala
Species anastera (Humpbacked Orbweaver)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Explanation of Names
Eustala anastera (Walckenaer, 1841)
Size
5-8 mm (female), 4-6 mm (male)
Identification
Anastera has 6 basic patterns.
Here are 3 that match Levi's drawing very well:


epigynum & scape
Range
e NA to Alberta (BG data)
Print References
Howell, pp. 162-163, fig. 90 (1)
Works Cited
1.Spiders of the Eastern US, A Photographic Guide
W. Mike Howell and Ronald L. Jenkins. 2004. pearson education.