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Family Desidae

spider - Metaltella simoni Badumna longinqua - male North Oregon coast possible Badumna longinqua ? - Badumna longinqua Front view - Badumna longinqua Metaltella simoni, immature female - Metaltella simoni - female Texas SE Gulf Coast - Metaltella simoni? - Metaltella simoni - male 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