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Family Desidae

Metaltella? - Metaltella simoni Possible brown recluse spider? - Metaltella simoni Long legged sac Spider?? male - Metaltella simoni - male Spider - Metaltella simoni - female Metaltella simoni - male Unknown spider - Badumna longinqua Long spider - Metaltella simoni Metaltella simoni - male
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynae)
Family Desidae
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Paratheuma insulana used to be included under Desidae but is now treated under Dictynidae as of Zamari et al. (2016).
2 species in the US:(1)(2)
1. Badumna longinqua: an Australian species that is now common along western coastal urban areas and has also been reported in Florida
2. Metaltella simoni: a South American species that has been introduced to the US and Canada(2)
Works Cited
1.Spiders of North America: An Identification Manual
D. Ubick, P. Paquin, P.E. Cushing and V. Roth (eds). 2005. American Arachnological Society.
2.World Spider Catalog