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Species Araniella displicata - Sixspotted Orbweaver

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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 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
Identification
The possession of three (rarely four) pairs of small black spots on the abdominal dorsum is somewhat diagnostic for this species (Sacher, 1990).(1)

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Range
~ 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
Internet References
(1) ~ www.canadianarachnology.org/data/spiders/15326 - Description, range, image, possible viruses etc.
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