Orb weavers comprise a huge family of spiders, of which there are several hundred species in North America. These spiders vary greatly in color, shape and size, measuring between 2 - 30mm (1/16 -- 1 1/4") long. They have eight eyes arranged in two horizontal rows of four eyes each. The males are generally much smaller than the females and commonly lack the showy coloring of their fairer sex. They often spin their own smaller orb web near an outlying portion of the female's, and I've noticed most males give the females wide berth. Indeed, I rarely see male orb weavers, they are so reclusive. 
- Whittaker & Margulis,1978
- C. Linnaeus, 1758
- (Hatschek, 1888) Cavalier-Smith, 1983
- Grobben, 1908
- A.M.A. Aguinaldo et al., 1997 ex T. Cavalier-Smith, 1998
- Latreille, 1829
- Heider, 1913
- Cuvier, 1812
- C. Clerck, 1757
- Suborder: Opisthothelae () - Pocock, 1892
- Order: Araneae () - C. Clerck, 1757 - Spiders
- Subclass: Micrura ()
- Class: Arachnida () - Cuvier, 1812 - Arachnids
- Epiclass: Euchelicerata ()
- Superclass: Chelicerata ()
- Infraphylum: Cheliceriformes ()
- Subphylum: Arachnomorpha () - Heider, 1913
- Phylum: Arthropoda () - Latreille, 1829 - Arthropods
- Superphylum: Panarthropoda () - Cuvier
- Infrakingdom: Ecdysozoa () - A.M.A. Aguinaldo et al., 1997 ex T. Cavalier-Smith, 1998
- Branch: Protostomia () - Grobben, 1908
- Subkingdom: Bilateria () - (Hatschek, 1888) Cavalier-Smith, 1983
- Kingdom: Animalia () - C. Linnaeus, 1758 - animals
Araneus albonigra Grasshoff • Drexelia bellona F. O. P. -Cambridge • Drexelia directa Mccook • Drexelia octopunctata Caporiacco • Epeira deludens Keyserling • Epeira directa Hentz • Epeira intercisa O. P. -Cambridge • Epeira rubella Hentz • Epeira tetragnathoides O. P. -Cambridge • Larinia albonigra Franganillo • Larinia bellona Banks • Larinia cymotypa Chamberlin • Larinia nigrovittata Mello-Leitao • Metazygia albonigra Bryant
Status: Accepted Name
Last scrutiny: 05-Jan-2008
Members of the genus Larinia
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- A synonymic index-catalogue of spiders of North, Central and South America with all adjacent islands, Greenland, Bermuda, West Indies, Terra del Fuego, Galapagos, etc. / by Alexander Petrunkevitch. New York: Published by order of the Trustees, for sale at the Museum, 1911 url p. 337, p. 756.
- American spiders and their spinningwork. A natural history of the orbweaving spiders of the United States, with special regard to their industry and habits. By Henry C. McCook. .. [Philadelphia]The author, Academy of natural sciences of Philadelphia, 1889-93. url p. 249, p. 281.
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- Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College. 147 1975 Cambridge, Mass.: The Museum, 1863- url article start, page 101, plate 1, page 104, map 1, page 105, p. 106, map 2, page 108, p. 110, figs. 31-46, page 111, p. 112, p. 94.
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- Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 4th series. San Francisco, California Academy of Sciences. url p. 562, p. 649.
- Proceedings of the United States National Museum. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, [etc.] url p. 585, p. 932.
- The common spiders of the United States, by James H. Emerton. Boston, Ginn & Company, 1902. url p. 182, p. 222, p. 223.
- The spider book; a manual for the study of the spiders and their near relatives, the scorpions, pseudoscorpions, whip-scorpions, harvestmen, and other members of the class Arachnida, found in America north of Mexico, by John Henry Comstock. .. Garden City, Doubleday, Page & Company, 1912. url p. 508.
- Trap-nesting wasps and bees: life histories, nests, and associates [by] Karl V. Krombein. Washington: Smithsonian Press, 1967. url p. 201.
- Brands, S.J. (comp.) 1989-present. The Taxonomicon. Universal Taxonomic Services, Zwaag, The Netherlands. Accessed January 16, 2012.
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- Biodiversity Heritage Library NamebankID: 3549100
- Catalogue of Life Accepted Name Code: Ara-016254
- Zipcode Zoo Species Identifier: 229112
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