Dwarf and Sheetweb Spider
( Linyphiidae )


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PHOTO COMMENT

IDENTIFICATION
Identification:Linyphiidae
(Blackwall ,1859 )
Common Name:Dwarf and Sheetweb Spider
Life Stage:(S) subadult

PHYLOGENY

Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Arachnida
Order:Araneae
Family:Linyphiidae
Taxon Code:ARA01415
ITIS/TSN:82743

LOCATION DETAILS
Location Name
Dimond Park, Dimond Park, 3860 Hanly Rd, Oakland
County:Alameda County
ECI Site#:CA01100146

RECOGNITION
Description
Legs: Long and thin with macrosetae (tiny hairs); on males this is somewhat reduced. The first 3-4 legs bear long sensory hairs. Abdomen: Usually oval or elongate. In the Theriidae the first legs are usually longest and the third pair are the shortest, and legs lack thick setae.
Child Taxa
Subfamily Erigoninae (Dwarf Spiders), Subfamily Linyphiinae (Sheetweb Spiders
Similar Taxa
Similar to the family Theriidae.

BIOLOGY

CREDITS
Photographer
Eddie Dunbar
Insect Sciences Museum of California

References
Family Linyphiidae - Sheetweb and Dwarf Spiders. (http://bugguide.net/node/view/1969). Accessed March 12, 2016. .
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