N. trigonum       A. elevatus       Rhomphaea projiciens
Hacklemesh Weavers - Amaurobiidae
Mesh Web Weavers (Dictynidae)
Webs For Protection & Retreats
Nursery Web Spiders - Pisauridae - Webs for protecting egg sacs, not for hunting.
Folded Leaf Retreats
Clubiona? - could possibly be a Miturgidae
Marbled Cellar Spider (Holocnemus pluchei) - Females of this species make a spherical web around themselves and their egg sacs. (3)
Wolf Spiders - Lycosidae - Wolf spiders are the only spiders to hold their egg sacs under their abdomen by the spinnerets and carry their babies on their backs. Many wolf spiders never create any type of web other than a drag line, though some create retreats (Pirata above) and others create silk lined retreats in the ground.
Pirate Spiders - Mimetidae - These spiders sometimes invade the webs of other spiders. They often eat the prey they find there. Their egg sacs are on a web stalk.
1. The Insects and Arachnids of Canada, part 23. The Orb-Weaving Spiders of Canada and Alaska. Dondale, Redner, Paquin & Levi. (1)
2. Spiders and Their Kin by Levi & Levi. (2)
3. Tracks & Sign of Insects and Other Invertebrates by Eiseman & Charney. (3)
Contributed by Lynette Elliott on 8 September, 2010 - 3:23pm Last updated 4 February, 2016 - 8:06am
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