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Genus Metazygia

Metazygia - Metazygia wittfeldae - female Metazygia - Metazygia wittfeldae - female Spider - Metazygia wittfeldae Maybe Metazygia - Metazygia - male spider - about 1/3 voucher image - Metazygia zilloides - male spider - Metazygia wittfeldae Pale tan spider - Metazygia - male
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynes )
Family Araneidae (Orb Weavers)
Genus Metazygia
The World Spider Catalog lists 4 species in BugGuide's range.
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".
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
~ - The American Orb-weaver Genera Cyclosa, Metazygia and Eustala North of Mexico, Levi, 1977.
~ - Metazygia images.
~ - Metazygia wittfeldae drawing.
~ 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.