Araneus thaddeus (Hentz 1847), Hentz, 1847

Paquin, Pierre & Dupérré, Nadine, 2006, The spiders of Québec: update, additions and corrections, Zootaxa 1133, pp. 1-37: 4

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.273386

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http://treatment.plazi.org/id/038687FF-DC4D-FF85-FEF5-FB40821A707D

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scientific name

Araneus thaddeus (Hentz 1847)
status

 

Araneus thaddeus (Hentz 1847)  

( Figs 1–4 View FIGURES 1 – 13. 1 – 4 )

Material examined.— Canada: Québec: Chelsea, Les Collines­de­l’Outaouais, Mont King [45 ° 29 ’N, 75 ° 52 ’W] 08.ix. 1997, beating [along] forest trail, 1 ɗ, L. LeSage ( CPAD).

Diagnosis.— Males of the species are recognised by the presence of three spines on the median apophysis (MA) ( Fig. 3 View FIGURES 1 – 13. 1 – 4 ). Females have a rectangular epigynum, a short and thin scape (SC), narrowing distally, slightly extending beyond the base of the epigynum ( Fig. 4 View FIGURES 1 – 13. 1 – 4 ).

Distribution.— This species is found in eastern North America from Québec (this record) and southern Manitoba to Alabama and Georgia, with isolated records from Utah, Arizona and Texas (see Dondale et al. 2003).

Remark.— The occurrence of the species in Québec was suspected by Hutchinson & Bélanger (1994), but was not included in Paquin & Dupérré (2003). The present record is the northernmost for the species on the East Coast of North America.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Araneidae

Genus

Araneus