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Species Metepeira foxi

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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 Metepeira
Species foxi (Metepeira foxi)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Explanation of Names
Gertsch & Ivie, 1936
Size
Females 3.6 to 6.1 mm, Males 2.7 to 4.5 mm (1)
Identification
Metepeira foxi differs from all other species north of Mexico, except grandiosa and datona by not having a white longitudinal line on the sternum. It doesn't occur in Florida like datona. (1)
Range
Alberta to New Mexico and west to British Columbia and California. (1)
Season
March to July. (1)
Internet References
1. www.biodiversitylibrary.org - The Orb-Weaver Genera Metepeira, Kaira and Aculepeira in America North of Mexico (Araneae: Araneidae) by Herbert W. Levi