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Species Metepeira comanche

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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 (Entelegynes )
Family Araneidae (Orb Weavers)
Genus Metepeira
Species comanche (Metepeira comanche)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Explanation of Names
Author of the name: Levi. Year first published: 1977.
Identification
Anterior light area of head grades gradually into dark area posteriorly. A median light streak in many specimens just anterior to thoracic depression. Legs banded. Venter often with white transverse bar connecting with longitudinal mark. There is one spot on each side, anterior to the spinnerets.

Males vary greatly in size.
Range
Texas, New Mexico.
Season
May to November.
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