Eriophora

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Eriophora
Spider - Eriophora nephiloides, Caves Branch Jungle Lodge, Belmopan, Belize.jpg
Eriophora nephiloides from Belmopan, Belize
Araneus heroine.jpg
Eriophora heroine
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Suborder: Araneomorphae
Family: Araneidae
Genus: Eriophora
Simon, 1864
Type species
Epeira ravilla
C. L. Koch, 1844
Species

See text

Diversity
22 species

Eriophora is a genus of orb-weaver spiders that occur in the Americas, Australasia and Africa. Eriophora transmarina is commonly known as the "Australian garden orb weaver spider".

Most species now grouped under Eriophora have been classified as Araneus at some time in their description history.[1]

Etymology[edit]

The genus name is derived from the Ancient Greek roots erio "wool" and phorein "to carry".

Species[edit]

The genus includes the following species:

Gallery[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Platnick 2009

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