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Species Frontinella pyramitela - Bowl and Doily Weaver

Spider 357 - Frontinella pyramitela Bowl and Doily Spider - Frontinella pyramitela - female Sheetweb Spider (Linyphiinae) - Frontinella? - Frontinella pyramitela Bowl and Doily Weaver - Frontinella pyramitela Neriene (?) - Frontinella pyramitela Bowl and Doily Spider (Frontinella pyramitela) - Frontinella pyramitela Frontinella pyramitela? - Frontinella pyramitela spider - Frontinella pyramitela - 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 Frontinella
Species pyramitela (Bowl and Doily Weaver)
Other Common Names
Bowl and Doily Spider
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Frontinella pyramitala
Linyphia communis
Size
Female 3 to 4 mm, male 3 to 3.3 mm (Kaston, 1978)
Identification
Images that best match the photographs in Spiders of the Eastern United States:





This spider builds a distinct web made of a bowl-shaped sheet web over another sheet web, leading to the common name "Bowl and doily spider"
Range
Throughout the United States and Canada. (1)
Remarks
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.