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Species Neriene litigiosa - Sierra Dome Spider

Domed sheetweb spiders mating - Neriene litigiosa - male - female Linyphiinae - Neriene litigiosa - male Sierra Dome Spider - Neriene litigiosa Sierra Dome Spider - Neriene litigiosa - female Spider - Neriene litigiosa - female Filmy Dome Spider? - Neriene litigiosa Sierra Dome Spider - Neriene litigiosa Neriene litigiosa - male
Classification
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).