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Species Glenognatha foxi

Dwarf Spider - Glenognatha foxi Glenognatha foxi - male Glenognatha foxi - female tiny spider - Glenognatha foxi Glenognatha foxi - female Crustulina? - Glenognatha foxi Tetragnathid - Glenognatha foxi - male Glenognatha? - Glenognatha foxi - 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 Tetragnathidae (Long-jawed Orb Weavers)
Genus Glenognatha
Species foxi (Glenognatha foxi)
Explanation of Names
Glenognatha foxi McCook, 1894
Range
NH to MN - Southern CA to FL.
Habitat
Found in the grass in my yard. I can probably find 20+ of these, they are very easy to spot if you are down in the grass. They make horizontal orb webs in the openings between the grass blades. (Joshua Coogler, pers. obs., 2016)
See Also
Theridiidae also has some small, globular, orange spiders.
Print References
Dondale, C. D., & Redner, J. H. (2003). The orb-weaving spiders of Canada and Alaska: Araneae: Uloboridae, Tetragnathidae, Araneidae, Theridiosomatidae. NRC Research Press. (Relevant Section Here)