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Species Araneus pegnia

Adult in retreat - Araneus pegnia - female another little orb weaver - pink color variant - Araneus pegnia - female Araneus pegnia - male Spider for ID - Araneus pegnia Butterfly spider - Araneus pegnia butterfly spider - Araneus pegnia - male Araneus pegnia Araneus pegnia, juvenile male, in Columbus, NE - Araneus pegnia - male
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 Araneus
Species pegnia (Araneus pegnia)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Females ~ 6 mm
Males ~ 5 mm
From Mass. to Indiana, common in the southeastern US, in the south west to Los Angeles, CA. (1)
Works Cited
1.Small Orb-weavers of the Genus Araneus North of Mexico
Levi, H. W. 1973. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, 145(9):473-552 .