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Family Theridiidae - Cobweb Spiders

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American spiders of the genus Argyrodes (Araneae, Theridiidae)
By Harriet Exline & Herbert W. Levi
Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology Harvard 127(2):75-204, 1962
Online version available from the Biodiversity Heritage Library: http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/4248118

The spider genera Enoplognatha, Theridion, and Paidisca in America north of Mexico (Araneae, Theridiidae)
By H.W. Levi
Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 112, article 1, 123 p., 1957
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A new species of the genus Achaearanea (Araneae: Theridiidae) from Japan
By Hajime Yoshida
Acta Arachnologica Tokyo 32: 37-42, 1983
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The species described in this paper (now called Parasteatoda tabulata) is also found in North America. There is a drawing of both sexes as well as some other information in this paper.

A comb-footed spider, Achaearanea tabulata, new to the fauna of Canada (Araneae, Theridiidae)
By Charles D. Dondale, James H. Redner, & Laurent LeSage
Journal of Arachnology 22: 176-178, 1994

An exuberant, undescribed colour polymorphism in Theridion californicum...
By Geoff S. Oxford
Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 96:23-34., 2009
Full title is: "An exuberant, undescribed colour polymorphism in Theridion californicum (Araneae, Theridiidae):
implications for a theridiid pattern ground plan and the convergent evolution of visible morphs".

Currently a working link to the full text is here:
http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Geoff_Oxford/publication/229531779_An_exuberant_undescribed_colour_polymorphism_in_Theridion_californicum_(Araneae_Theridiidae)_implications_for_a_theridiid_pattern_ground_plan_and_the_convergent_evolution_of_visible_morphs/links/540ed4570cf2d8daaace1628.pdf

A large European combfoot spider, Steatoda nobilis (Thorell 1875) (Araneae: Theridiidae), newly established in Ventura County
By Richard Vetter & Michael Rust
The Pan-Pacific Entomologist 88(1): 92-97, 2012
Note that the title was cut off, it should say "California" at the end. PDF versions of Pan-Pacific Entomologist publications from 2007 forward are available through BioOne.org, but you have to log in via your institution/library. If you need this paper for personal use, I'm sure the authors would share a copy, or you can email me as well.

The theridiid spider Steatoda nobilis (Thorell, 1875) in Britain
By R. Snazell & D. Jones
Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 9(5): 164-167, 1993
All BAS papers are available online to subscribers — http://wiki.britishspiders.org.uk/

Spiders of the genus Dipoena from America north of Mexico (Araneae, Theridiidae)
By H.W. Levi
American Museum Novitates, No. 1647, 1-39, 1953
Available online here.

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