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Species Theridiosoma gemmosum

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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 Theridiosomatidae (Ray Spiders)
Genus Theridiosoma
Species gemmosum (Theridiosoma gemmosum)
This family has only two species in North America, both in genus Theridiosoma.
From Michigan, southern Wisconsin, Kansas, and Arkansas in the west to all more eastern states, including southern Ontario in Canada (as well as in northern Europe, where it may be introduced). (1)
Life Cycle
The egg sacs are brown and papery, and hang from a forked line. (1)
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.