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Animalia
Arthropoda
Arachnida
Araneae
Araneidae
Araneus
Araneus bicentenarius

Giant Lichen Orbweaver

Araneus bicentenarius
Araneus bicentenarius
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Summary

Araneus bicentenarius, the giant lichen orbweaver, is a species of orb weaver in the family Araneidae. It is found in the USA and Canada.

Giant Lichen Orbweaver

Araneus bicentenarius

Tags

harmless

Scientific classification

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Family: Araneidae
Genus: Araneus

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Range

The giant lichen orb weaver occurs in the Eastern part of the United States and in Southeastern Canada.

Web

Like most other orb weaver species, Araneus bicentenarius spins large webs up to 8 feet in diameter. While most other species of its genera usually wait for prey upside down in the center of the web, the giant lichen orb weaver spends most time at the edge of the web.