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Family Zoropsidae - False Wolf Spiders & Wandering Spiders

Spider id help - Lauricius Spider - Titiotus - female Wandering Spider - Anachemmis sober - male Spider in our mailbox - Zoropsis spinimana Household spider - male Anachemmis sober - female Wolf Spider? Recluse or False Wolf? - Titiotus
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynae)
Family Zoropsidae (False Wolf Spiders & Wandering Spiders)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
All species in the family Tengellidae and Zorocratidae were moved to Zoropsidae by Polotow, Carmichael, & Griswold, 2015.(1)
Numbers
7 Genera; 48 Species in our range(2)
Genus Anachemmis - 5 species
Genus Lauricius - 1 species
Genus Liocranoides - 5 species
Genus Socalchemmis - 14 species
Genus Titiotus - 16 species
Genus Zorocrates - 5 species
Genus Zoropsis - 1 species
Size
5.0-20.0 mm(2)
Identification
Not diagnostic, but some helpful features:(2)
2 claws
8 eyes
Legs laterigrade (prograde in Lauricius sp.)
Many spines on the ventral tibia

Zoropsid egg sacs are "attached to the substrate and covered by a tangle of cribellate silk," according to the Spiders of North America manual. ~ Charley Eiseman, 5 June, 2009 - 12:47pm
Range
Southwest
Habitat
Wandering hunters. Many are ground dwelling and nocturnal.(2)
See Also
Works Cited
1.Total evidence analysis of the phylogenetic relationships of Lycosoidea spiders (Araneae, Entelegynae)
Polotow, Carmichael, & Griswold. 2015. Invertebrate Systematics 29: 124-163.
2.Spiders of North America: An Identification Manual
D. Ubick, P. Paquin, P.E. Cushing and V. Roth (eds). 2005. American Arachnological Society.