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Aculepeira carbonarioides Keyserling, 1892
Family: Araneidae


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Distribution of Aculepeira carbonarioides in British Columbia in British Columbia


This species is found in high elevation habitats such as talus slopes and alpine meadows in western North America and a few similar locations in the east in Quebec and New Hampshire (Dondale et al. 2003, Wikipedia 2011). These spiders often build their webs between rocks in talus slopes and boulder fields and readily drop to the ground if disturbed – this makes it difficult to observe or collect them for field identification.

Global Range: Holarctic; in Nearctic - AK to QC south to CO & UT
BC Range: Mount St. Paul, Pink Mtn., Cathedral Lks. Prov. Pk., Kamloops

Author: Robb Bennett, Research Associate, Royal BC Museum.

Status Information

Origin StatusProvincial StatusBC List
(Red Blue List)
NativeSNRNo StatusNot Listed

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Species References

Dondale, C. D., J. H. Redner, P. Paquin & H. W. Levi. 2003. The insects and arachnids of Canada. Part 23. The orb-weaving spiders of Canada and Alaska (Araneae: Uloboridae, Tetragnathidae, Araneidae, Theridiosomatidae). NRC Research Press, Ottawa, 371 pp.