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Family Uloboridae - Cribellate Orb Weavers

Triangle web spider - Hyptiotes cavatus - female Interesting little spider - Uloborus glomosus Uloborus glomosus? - Uloborus glomosus - female Uloborus glomosus - female mystery spider - Hyptiotes gertschi Orb Weaver??? 3/16 Inch Spider Uloborus glomosus ? - Uloborus glomosus spider - Uloborus
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynes )
Family Uloboridae (Cribellate Orb Weavers)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hackle-band orbweavers
Numbers
7 genera found in Bugguide's range.

Hyptiotes - 4 species
Miagrammopes - 1 species, mexicanus
Octonoba - 1 species, sinensis
Philoponella - 3 species
Siratoba - 1 species, referens
Uloborus - 4 species
Zosis - 1 species (pantropical)
Identification
See Internet References below.

Miagrammopes - These have only 4 eyes and a carapace that is much longer than broad.
Hyptiotes - Carapace about as broad as long, 8 eyes, female legs short & stout, male legs longer.
Octonarius sinensis (octonarius) - North America, Maryland to TN & AL. A domestic species, base color yellow to off-white with dark markings on the sides of the abdomen. Front legs without brush hairs. Posterior legs pale, femora with three wide dark bands.
Philoponella - Carapace of males round, females broadly oval. Legs typically annulated with black and yellow in females, but lacking fringes of hairs. Abdomen with more or less a distinct series of 5 pairs of humps. These are social and usually live in large colonies.
Uloborus - A small species with suboval carapace. Posterior eye row strongly recurved. Legs of female usually with brushes of hairs on front tibiae. Abdomen variable, usually well elevated in front third, with a pair of humps at highest point.
Range
Only Hyptiotes ranges into Alaska.
Remarks
This family is unique among spiders in our area in having no venom at all. It also has a wide variety of eye arrangements.
Internet References
The Spider Family Uloboridae in North America north of Mexico, Muma and Gertsch revision, American Novitates, 1964. (PDF format)