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Family Dictynidae - Mesh Web Weavers

Mesh Web Weaver? - Dictyna - female unknown spider - Dictyna calcarata spotted spider is? - Cicurina robusta tiny spider living under tomato leaf - male Unknown spider Spider - Cicurina Leg III - Cicurina - male Spider - Cicurina brevis - male
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynes )
Family Dictynidae (Mesh Web Weavers)
Other Common Names
Approximately 290 species in 20 genera (1).
Eye arrangement in Dictyna and another member of the family:
Exact distribution within these countries will be added when time permits.

- obesa - USA & Canada
- yakima - USA
- unica - USA
- californicum - USA
- flavipes - USA
- foxi - USA
- guttatum - USA
- hexops - USA
- lahondae - USA
- oregonense - USA
- sanctum - USA
- sylvicola - USA
- yosemitense - USA
- bishopi - USA
- lactea - USA
- monticola - USA
Cicurina - see genus page, 109 species

(not finished with this yet)
Spiders in the family can be cribellate or ecribellate.
Print References
Chamberlin and Gertsch, 1958, Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, The spider family Dictynidae in America north of Mexico. Warning - this is a large pdf file (39 MB) that may take several minutes to download. Also, according to the chapter in Spiders of North America (1) by Robert Bennett, this paper only revises the cribellate dictynids.
Works Cited
1.Spiders of North America: An Identification Manual
D. Ubick, P. Paquin, P.E. Cushing and V. Roth (eds). 2005. American Arachnological Society.