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Family Desidae

Spider - Metaltella simoni - female Reddish spider - Badumna longinqua Metaltella simoni - male Gnaphosidae?  - Metaltella simoni - male Tiny arachnid on side of house  - immature Budumna longinqua - Badumna longinqua Metaltella simoni on doorstep - Metaltella simoni - male Chilean Recluse in Chino? - Metaltella simoni Metaltella simoni
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynae)
Family Desidae
Numbers
Two species in the US: Badumna longinqua, an Australian species that is now common in some coastal urban areas of California, and Paratheuma insulana, found in intertidal areas in Florida. (1)
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.