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Species Neriene digna

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynae)
Family Linyphiidae (Sheetweb and Dwarf Spiders)
Subfamily Linyphiinae (Sheetweb Spiders)
Genus Neriene
Species digna (Neriene digna)
In this case it's the side view that's most diagnostic. The profile shape of the protruding epigynum that is the giveaway - not seen in either of the 2 other species found in the region. The dorsal and ventral abdomen coloration (in combination, not either separately) are also pretty characteristic.Rod Crawford 7/11/12
See Also
A few of the ones we've placed in Hypsosinga strongly resemble Neriene digna. However, it's a male Hypsosinga that resembles a female Neriene. See a male Hypsosinga then a female Neriene: