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Species Rhomphaea fictilium

Spider - Rhomphaea fictilium cobweb spider with tussock moth cat  - Rhomphaea fictilium spider - Rhomphaea fictilium Really weird spider - Rhomphaea fictilium - male Rhomphaea fictilium? - Rhomphaea fictilium - male Possible Rhomphaea egg sac. - Rhomphaea fictilium Curious spider - Rhomphaea fictilium from Victoria - Rhomphaea fictilium
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynae)
Family Theridiidae (Cobweb Spiders)
Genus Rhomphaea
Species fictilium (Rhomphaea fictilium)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
previously Argyrodes fictilium
widely scattered in the U.S., but reportedly rare(1); also throughout most of Canada (for Canadian range map see here)
Works Cited
1.American spiders of the genus Argyrodes (Araneae, Theridiidae)
Harriet Exline & Herbert W. Levi. 1962. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology Harvard 127(2):75-204.