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Grammonota gentilis - female

Grammonota gentilis - Female
Marlton, Burlington County, New Jersey, USA
June 22, 2008
Size: Maybe around 4 mm?
Photos taken at night. I haven't seen this type very often. My closest guess is near Callobius bennetti but I am not even sure of family, some days I even guess Araneidae or Theridiidae so who knows.

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Moved from Grammonota.

I agree
it looks a lot like C. bennetti. I'm not sure either, though.

Do you think that Amaurobiidae is correct? I'm not 100 % sure of that.

Not sure either,
I tried comparing eye arrangments, but your shots aren't very high resolution. If you compare the Amaurobiidae eyes with this spider's eyes, esp. the view below, your spider's eyes seem to be much higher up on the carapace. However, I don't know how varied the eye arrangements in this family can be. So, the body pattern fits fairly well, but they eyes are questionable (and hard to see).

look at those short little legs. Not a good match for most cobweb weavers and the eye arrangement is not a good match for orbweavers. It may be something we haven't considered.

I have a little more hope. These images make me think that we may be headed in the right direction. Now we just need an expert and a list of Neartic species.
Bathyphantes gracilis
Lepthyphantes minutus?
Grammonota gentilis - *** FAVORITE ***
Grammonota ornata

Wow Grammonota
how did you find that? It does look very similar to your 'favorite'.

Grammonota sp.
Mike Draney - University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
"I agree with you…this is a female Erigonine, and your guess is what I would guess: The abdominal pattern definitely makes me think Grammonota, and G. gentilis is as good a guess as any. I don’t think you can confirm the species, though, without examination of the epigynum under microscope (or excellent photos of the epigynum taken under a microscope…even that can be tricky)."

I say make the genus page. Nice find!


"Outside the box"
Maybe near Bathyphantes?

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