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Species Araniella displicata - Sixspotted Orbweaver

Ten-spotted Orb Weaver - Araniella displicata - male Six spotted Orbweaver - Araniella displicata - female Spider - Araniella displicata Lattice Orbweaver Spider???? - Araniella displicata Juvenile Orb Weaver [tentative] - Araniella displicata Spider, Cream, round, 8-10 black dots - Araniella displicata Sixspotted Orbweaver - Araniella displicata six-spotted orbweaver - Araniella displicata
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 Araniella
Species displicata (Sixspotted Orbweaver)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Explanation of Names
Author of the name Hentz. Year first published: 1847.
Latin for "scattered, dispersed"
Gender: Feminine
The possession of three (rarely four) pairs of small black spots on the abdominal dorsum is somewhat diagnostic for this species (Sacher, 1990).




Egg Sacs

The published range for this species ranges from Nova Scotia west to Alaska and south in the eastern portion of its range to North Carolina and south to California and New Mexico in the west (but absent from the southern Great Plains).(1) Citizen scientists here on BugGuide have found this species may occur more widely.

A. displicata has been recorded in these US states: AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, IA, ID, IL, IN, MD, ME, MI, MN, MT, NC, ND, NH, NJ, NM, NT, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY and these Canadian Provinces/Territories: AB, BC, MB, NF, NS, ON, PQ, SK, YT
See Also
~ A. proxima has been recorded in these Canadian Provinces/Territories: AB BC NL NT QC SK
Print References
Spiders of the Eastern US, Howell and Jenkins, page 153
Works Cited
1.The Orb-weaving Spiders of Canada and Alaska - The Insects and Arachnids of Canada Part 23
Dondale, C.D., J.H. Redner, P, Paquin and H.W. Levi. 2003. NRC Research Press.