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Genus Oecobius - Wall spiders

Oecobius navus on pomegranate - Oecobius navus - female Wall spiders (Oecobius) I believe. - Oecobius Wall spiders - Oecobius - male - female Spider - Oecobius Wall spider 3 - Oecobius navus - female Spider in La Habra CA - Oecobius Spider - Oecobius Tiny spider on cement - Oecobius
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynes )
Family Oecobiidae (Wall spiders)
Genus Oecobius (Wall spiders)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Explanation of Names
Greek oikos (οικος)- "house" + bios (βιος)- "living"

'Living in the house'(1)
Seven species in US.(1)
houses, stucco walls, under bark on trees and grape vines, rocks
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.