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Genus Pisaurina

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynae)
Family Pisauridae (Nursery Web Spiders)
Genus Pisaurina
Other Common Names
Nursery Web Spider
Pronunciation
py-sawr-EYE-nuh
Numbers
4 species in BugGuide's range (North America north of Mexico)
Identification
            P. brevipes:


        P. dubia:


          P. mira (has more color forms than others):


                            P. undulata:
Range
Eastern North America only. Here are more precise ranges:

P. brevipes: Michigan and southern Ontario to Massachusetts, south to Arkansas, Louisiana, and central Florida.(1)

P. dubia: Maryland southward to southern Florida and westward to Kansas and southern Texas.(2)

P. mira: Minnesota to New Brunswick, south to Texas and central Florida.(1)

P. undulata: North Carolina southward to southern Florida and Cuba and eastward to Louisiana.(2)
See Also
       
        Tibellus           &               Larinia
Works Cited
1.The Wolf Spiders, Nurseryweb Spiders, and Lynx Spiders of Canada and Alaska
Dondale, Charles D. and James H. Redner. 1990. Canadian Government Publishing Centre, Ottawa.
2.The Nearctic spider genus Pisaurina (Pisauridae)
James E. Carico. 1972. Psyche, Cambridge 79: 295-310.