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Genus Erigone

Alpine Spider - Erigone - female Spider 1 - Erigone Erigone dentosa - male Voucher Image - Erigone dentosa - male Spider - Erigone dentosa - female Araneidae or Cybaeidae? - Erigone - male Spider Family? - Erigone - male one weird looking small spider - Erigone dentosa - male
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 Erigoninae (Dwarf Spiders)
Genus Erigone
Don Buckle told me that, "The teeth bordering the carapace are one of the distinctive characters for the genus." … John Sloan, 17 February, 2012 - 2:00pm
Of western Washington: "E. dentosa is not as common in western WA as E. aletris, but occurs in "pioneer species" habitats like agricultural fields, mud flats, and recently cleared ground." - pers. comm. Rod Crawford (here)

"Erigone dentosa outnumbers all other Erigoninae species combined throughout much of the Pacific coast states." - 2008 pers. comm. Devin Carroll