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Genus Neriene

Sheetweb Spiders Mating - Neriene radiata - male - female Bowl and Doily Weaver - Neriene radiata Lady Linyphiid (Neriene radiata?) - Neriene radiata - female Linyphiid? - Neriene clathrata Sheetweb spider - Neriene - male Sheetweb? - Neriene radiata - male Sheetweb Spider? - Neriene radiata Spider  - Neriene - male
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 Neriene
7 Species in North America.
Exact distribution within these countries will be added when time permits.

clathrata - Holarctic
digna - USA, Canada, Alaska
litigiosa - North America
montana - Holarctic
radiata - Holarctic
redacta - USA, southeastern US (MS, FL)(1)
See Also

Males of this genus may be confused with other spiders that have a constricted abdomen; Microlinyphia males have a long wiry embolus that turns a full circle larger than the pedipalp itself; both Neriene & Microlinyphia males have a much longer carapace than Coleosoma.

    Coleosoma                   Microlinyphia                 Neriene