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Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association
Sonoran Desert Spiders
Metepeira arizonica (Labyrinth spider)

 

 

(Labyrinth spider)
Habitat: Widespread in Arizona
Food Habits: insectivorous
Active Period: diurnal
Size: small
Number of Legs: 8
Leg Characteristics: legs attached to cephalothorax
builds orb webs often in prickly pear cacti
harmless

Phylum Arthropoda
Subphylum Chelicerata
Class Arachnida
Order Araneae
Family Araneidae
Genus Metepeira
species arizonica

 

 

 

 

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