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Species Tennesseellum formica

Tennesseellum formica (Emerton) - Tennesseellum formica Spider ID - Tennesseellum formica - male Ant-like Linyphiid - anterior angle - Tennesseellum formica - male Tiny ant-like web denizen - ventral - Tennesseellum formica - female Tennesseellum formica Tennesseellum formica Tennesseellum formica - male Tenneesseelum formica--voucher image - Tennesseellum formica - female
Classification
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 Linyphiinae (Sheetweb Spiders)
Genus Tennesseellum
Species formica (Tennesseellum formica)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes

Tennesseellum formicum (Emerton)
Orig. Comb: Bathyphantes formica Emerton, 1882
Syn: Tennesseellum minutum Petrunkevitch
Explanation of Names
formica - Latin for "ant" (the species is an ant mimic)
Identification

Det. J. Lapp, 2012
Range
Widespread throughout North America, including Alaska
Habitat
In published lists of ground-dwelling spiders as a common species, with grassland and forest floor among the environments mentioned. Also in lists of spiders found in various field crops, and mentioned as collected in low vegetation.
Remarks
One of the most abundant epigeal species found in winter wheat is Tennesseellum formicum. ~ Kevin Pfeiffer 22 July, 2012 (from the AAS Conference)
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