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Species Neriene litigiosa - Sierra Dome Spider

Sierra Dome Spider (Neriene litigiosa) female 2? - Neriene litigiosa sierra dome spider - Neriene litigiosa - male mystery spider - Neriene litigiosa - female Sierra Dome Spider - Neriene litigiosa? - Neriene litigiosa Filmy Dome Spider? - Neriene litigiosa Inmature Argiope - Neriene litigiosa White and black spider - Neriene litigiosa Sheetweb Spider? - Neriene litigiosa - female
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 litigiosa (Sierra Dome Spider)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
First described in 1886 by Eugen von Keyserling as Linyphia litigiosa
Neriene litigiosa
Explanation of Names
litigiosa is from Latin litigiosus- "quarrelsome, contentious, fond of disputes" or "disputed, in contention". The original description says nothing about how this applies to the spider.
See Also
Males can look similar to Leucauge venusta males
Internet References
Die Spinnen Amerikas, band 2, heft 2, seite 62 ("The Spiders of America, v.2, pt.2, p.62")    Keyserling's original description of the species (in German).