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Genus Oecobius - Wall spiders

Spider spinning egg sac - Oecobius Oecobius cellariorum Wall spider 3 - Oecobius navus - female Young male spider.  ID? - Oecobius - male Adult female - Oecobius amboseli - female Oecobius navus - female O. isolatus? - Oecobius isolatus Oecobius male - Oecobius maculatus - male
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynae)
Family Oecobiidae (Wall spiders)
Genus Oecobius (Wall spiders)
Pronunciation
ek-O-bee-uhs(1)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Explanation of Names
Greek oikos (οικος)- "house" + bios (βιος)- "living"

'Living in the house'(1)
Numbers
Seven species in US.(1)
Habitat
houses, stucco walls, under bark on trees and grape vines, rocks
Food
ants, other small insects
Print References
Link to 1970 revision of genus by Shear is on p. 129 - here.
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.