Arachnids of North Carolina
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View Araneidae Members: NC Records

Araneus bivittatus - an orbweaver

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Order: ARANEAEInfraorder: AraneomorphaeFamily: Araneidae                                                                                 
Online Description/Photos: BugGuide Google, iNaturalist, Wikipedia, GBIFTechnical Description: Bugguide
Comments: Bivittatus is the only species (of the small Araneus) that has the abdomen longer than wide, widest in the middle, with a median anterior hump and two longitudinal dorsal red or green bands on the abdomen.
Total Length: Very small, female total body length 6 mm, male total body length 4 mm.Adult ID: identifiable by photo
Distribution in North Carolina
Comments: Adults July and August. Records from New Hampshire to Georgia, Piedmont/central regions.
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Adult phenology:
 High Mountains (HM) ≥ 4,000 ft.
 Low Mountains (LM) < 4,000 ft.
 Piedmont (Pd)
 Coastal Plain (CP)

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Habitats and Life History
Observation Methods: Web unknown.
Abundance/Frequency: Uncommon
Status in North Carolina
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