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Genus Grammonota

Grammonota gentilis - female Tiny Spider - Grammonota pictilis - male Grammonota pictilis - male Grammonota inornata - male Grammonota gentilis - female reddish spider - Grammonota Small spider - Grammonota Spider - Grammonota vittata - female
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 Grammonota
Determination to species in this large genus of almost 30 species is quite difficult; in at least some cases (pictilis, capitata) the female genitalia are considered indistinguishable. Species determinations here in BugGuide therefore should be viewed with caution.
From Alaska and James Bay in the north, to Central America and the West Indies; most occur east of the Rocky Mountains from southern Canada to the Gulf States (Dondale 1959).
Internet References - PDF with written description of Grammonota nignifrons, suspiciosa & confusa.