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Species Sphodros rufipes - Redlegged purseweb spider

Sphodros rufipes - Red-legged Purseweb Spider - Sphodros rufipes Sphodros rufipes - male red legged spider - Sphodros rufipes Cork-lid trapdoor spider? - Sphodros rufipes Redlegged purse spider - Sphodros rufipes MV spider - Sphodros rufipes Sphodros rufipes? - Sphodros rufipes Redlegged purseweb spider - Sphodros rufipes
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Mygalomorphae (Mygalomorphs)
Family Atypidae (Purseweb Spiders)
Genus Sphodros
Species rufipes (Redlegged purseweb spider)
See Also
S. fitchi - A Revision of the American Spiders of the Family Atypidae, Gertsch & Platnick, 1980 - "This handsome species is only likely to be confused with S. rufipes; males of S. fitchi also have black bodies and carmine red legs in life, but the red coloration is limited to the dorsal surface of the distal ends of the femora plus all the more distal leg segments."
Print References
Coyle, F.A. and W.A. Shear. (1981) Observations on the natural history of Sphodros abboti and Sphodros rufipes (Araneae, Atypidae), with evidence for a contact sex pheromone. J. Arachnol.,9:317-326 (online PDF)