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Species Araniella displicata - Sixspotted Orbweaver


Golden orbweavers ignore biological rules: phylogenomic and comparative analyses unravel a complex evolution of sexual size dimo
By Kuntner, M., Hamilton, C. A., Cheng, R.-C., Gregorič, M., Lupse, N., Lokovsek, T., Lemmon, E. M., Lemmon, A. R., Agnarsson, I.,
Systematic Biology 68(4): 555-572., 2019
https://wsc.nmbe.ch/reference/14520

Phylogenetic position and composition of Zygiellinae and Caerostris, with new insight into orb-web evolution and gigantism.
By Gregorič, M., Agnarsson, I., Blackledge, T. A. & Kuntner, M.
Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 175(2): 225-243., 2015
https://wsc.nmbe.ch/reference/13197

The orb-weaver Genus Kaira
By H. W. Levi
The Journal of Arachnology 21:209-225, 1993

The Orb-weaver Genera Verrucosa, Acanthepeira, Wagneriana, Acacesia, Wixia, Scoloderus and Alpaida North of Mexico
By H. W. Levi
Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology Vol 147 (8): 351-391, 1976

The orb-weaver genera Metepeira, Kaira and Aculepeira in America north of Mexico
By H.W. Levi
Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology Vol 148 (5): 185-238, 1977

The American orb-weaver genera Larinia, Cercidia and Mangora north of Mexico
By H.W. Levi
Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 147: 100-135, 1975

Keys to the Genera of Araneid orbweavers of the Americas
By H.W. Levi
The Journal of Arachnology 30:527–562, 2002
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The orb-weaver genera Araniella and Nuctenea
By H.W. Levi
Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 146(6): 291-316, 1974