Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
7 genera found in Bugguide's range.
- 1 species, mexicanus
- 1 species, sinensis
Siratoba - 1 species, referens
- 1 species (pantropical)
See Internet References below.
Miagrammopes - These have only 4 eyes and a carapace that is much longer than broad.
Hyptiotes - Carapace about as broad as long, 8 eyes, female legs short & stout, male legs longer.
Octonarius sinensis (octonarius) - North America, Maryland to TN & AL. A domestic species, base color yellow to off-white with dark markings on the sides of the abdomen. Front legs without brush hairs. Posterior legs pale, femora with three wide dark bands.
Philoponella - Carapace of males round, females broadly oval. Legs typically annulated with black and yellow in females, but lacking fringes of hairs. Abdomen with more or less a distinct series of 5 pairs of humps. These are social and usually live in large colonies.
Uloborus - A small species with suboval carapace. Posterior eye row strongly recurved. Legs of female usually with brushes of hairs on front tibiae. Abdomen variable, usually well elevated in front third, with a pair of humps at highest point.
Only Hyptiotes ranges into Alaska.
This family is unique among spiders in our area in having no venom at all. It also has a wide variety of eye arrangements.
The Spider Family Uloboridae in North America north of Mexico
, Muma and Gertsch revision, American Novitates, 1964. (PDF format)