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Species Metepeira pimungan

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 pimungan (Metepeira pimungan)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Explanation of Names
The specific name is a noun in apposition after the Indian people who once lived on the Channel Islands - Piel, 2001
Identification
White eye region. White median ventral mark on abdomen flanked by shorter parallel thin lines on either side. Black sternum with white teardrop shaped mark on the posterior half. Legs mostly white with with bands on legs 3 & 4. Spinnerets flanked on each side by one white spot. (1)
Range
Endemic on San Miguel Island, Santa Barbara Co., California (1)
Print References
(1) The Systematics of Neotropical Orb-weaving Spiders in the Genus Metepeira by William H. Piel.