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Orbweb spider (Genus Eriophora)

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Suborder: Araneomorphae
Family: Araneidae
Genus: Eriophora
Common name: Garden orb weaver spider.

Eriophora is a genus of orb-weaver spiders that occur in the Americas, Australasia and Africa.

This small 7 mm long orbweb was found in grass south Taranaki.
 

 

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