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Genus Metazygia

Little Spider - Metazygia zilloides Spider - Metazygia wittfeldae On web, ventral view - Metazygia zilloides White Spider - Metazygia Araneidae? - Metazygia wittfeldae Spider - Metazygia Please help us to identify this spider. - Metazygia zilloides - female small orbweaver - Metazygia wittfeldae
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 Metazygia
Numbers
The World Spider Catalog lists 4 species in BugGuide's range.
Identification
Levi, 1977. On page 90 of Levi's bulletin it says "The carapace (in Metazygia) differs from that of Nuctenea (Larinioides) by lacking fine setae".
Range
Metazygia calix - From Washington, D.C. and southern Illinois to Alabama and northern Florida. (1)
Metazygia carolinalis - North Carolina(2)
Metazygia wittfeldae - southeastern US east to mid-Texas and North to NC (3)
Metazygia zilloides - southern CA(4), southern FL & mid to southern TX(3)
Internet References
~ www.biodiversitylibrary.org - The American Orb-weaver Genera Cyclosa, Metazygia and Eustala North of Mexico, Levi, 1977.
~ colecoes.inpa.gov - Metazygia images.
~ www.sil.si.edu/imagegalaxy - Metazygia wittfeldae drawing.
~ www.biodiversitylibrary.org- revision of the genus by Levi, 1995 (3)
Works Cited
1.The Orb-weaver Genera Verrucosa, Acanthepeira, Wagneriana, Acacesia, Wixia, Scoloderus and Alpaida North of Mexico
H. W. Levi. 1976. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology Vol 147 (8): 351-391.
2.The American orb-weaver genera Cyclosa, Metazygia, and Eustala north of Mexico (Araneae, Araneidae)
Herbert W. Levi. 1977. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Vol. 148(3), 61-127.
3.The Neotropical Orb-weaver Genus Metazygia (Araneae: Araneidae)
Herbert W. Levi. 1995. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University.
4.A new record of a Neotropical spider, Metazygia zilloides (Banks,1898) recently established in southern California
M. J. Martinez, K. Moore, H. Oberle, & L. S. Vincent. 2014. The Pan-Pacific Entomologist 90(3): 153-156.