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Species Frontinella pyramitela - Bowl and Doily Weaver

Male pattern - Frontinella pyramitela - male Spider - Frontinella pyramitela Mating Spiders - Frontinella pyramitela - male - female Spider Mesh Web 1 - Frontinella pyramitela Bowl Weaver Spider - Left Lateral - Frontinella pyramitela Spider  - Frontinella pyramitela Bowl & Doily Weaver Spider? - Frontinella pyramitela Spider - Frontinella pyramitela
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynes )
Family Linyphiidae (Sheetweb and Dwarf Spiders)
Subfamily Linyphiinae (Sheetweb Spiders)
Genus Frontinella
Species pyramitela (Bowl and Doily Weaver)
Other Common Names
Bowl and Doily Spider
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Frontinella pyramitala
Linyphia communis
Female 3 to 4 mm, male 3 to 3.3 mm (Kaston, 1978)
Images that best match the photographs in Spiders of the Eastern United States:

Throughout the United States and Canada. (1)
Neriene vs Frontinella
....the shape of the abdomen to not be a good characteristic, as that can change so much based on how well the spider has fed and whether it is gravid or not. The main thing he was looking at was the maculations on the abdomen. … Terry Thormin, 1 October, 2005 - 6:51pm
Works Cited
1.How to Know the Spiders
B. J. Kaston. 1978. WCB/McGraw-Hill.