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Genus Singa

Orb Weaver with prey - Singa eugeni Singa? - Singa eugeni Singa? - Singa eugeni Singa keyserlingi - female Unknown spider - Singa eugeni - male Unknown spider - Singa eugeni - male Unknown spider - Singa eugeni - male Singa eugeni - female
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 Singa
Explanation of Names
C. L. Koch, 1836
3 species in BugGuide's range (North America north of Mexico) [as of October 2012(1)]
These are smallish orbweavers; typically 6mm or less in body length (excluding legs).
cyanea: only the female has been described; and in published literature, only the type locality is given - Haigler, Nebraska.(2)
eugeni: Wisconsin to Pennsylvania, south to Georgia.(3)
keyserlingi: interior British Columbia to Quebec, south to Missouri and northern Alabama.(3)
See Also
Print References
(in addition to the works cited)
Levi, H. W., 1972a. The orb-weaver genera Singa and Hypsosinga in America (Araneae: Araneidae). Psyche, Camb. 78: 229-256. (PDF here:
Works Cited
1.The World Spider Catalog by Norman I. Platnick
2.New Nebraska spiders
Leonard G. Worley. 1928. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 21(4): 619-622.
3.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.