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Genus Oecobius - Wall spiders

Wall Spider - Oecobius Unidentified Spider 12 - Oecobius Wall Spider - Oecobius Wall spider - Oecobius navus Tiny Spider - Oecobius Penguin-looking Spider - Oecobius Penguin-looking Spider - Oecobius Oecobius annulipes - female
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) Two additional species have been introduced recently.
Range
From Shear 1970:(2)
O. concinnus - southern FL
O. cellarorium - AZ, NM, TX, OK, NB, MO, AR, KY, NC, VA, WV, MD
O. interpellator - MA
O. isolatus - southern CA, AZ, Mexico
O. isolatoides - AZ, Mexico
O. navus - OR, CA, AZ, TX, LA, MS, AL, FL, KY, NY, MA, Mexico
O. putus - southern CA, AZ, NM, western TX, Mexico

Introduced species:
O. amboseli - BugGuide has photos from BC
O. maculatus - BugGuide has photos from CA, AZ
Habitat
houses, stucco walls, under bark on trees and grape vines, rocks
Food
ants, other small insects
Remarks
Very small spiders that make flat webs on walls and similar surfaces. The spider rests underneath the web.
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.
2.The spider family Oecobiidae in North America, Mexico, and the West Indies
William A. Shear. 1970. Bulletin of the Museum of Natural History Harvard 140(4): 129-164.