Definition of Genus Araneus
1. Noun. A genus of orb-weaving spiders including common garden spiders and barn spiders.
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Genus
Group relationships: Argiopidae, Family Argiopidae, Orb-weaver
Member holonyms: Araneus Cavaticus, Barn Spider, Aranea Diademata, Garden Spider
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Araneus
Literary usage of Genus Araneus
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1. Library of Natural History by Richard Lydekker (1901)
"The commonest British members of the family belong to the genus Araneus, of which the cross or garden spider (A. diadema) is so abundant in gardens late in ..."
2. Entomological News and Proceedings of the Entomological Section of the by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Entomological Section (1904)
"... is of the type usually referred to the genus Singa, a group whose species Simon includes in the genus Araneus. Female.—Length 4-5 mm. ..."
3. Records of the Australian Museum by Australian Museum (1896)
"Loc. St. Joseph's River (British New Guinea). genus Araneus, Clerck. (EPEIRA of Authors.) Araneus trigonus, L. Koch. Loc. Fly River (British New Guinea). ..."