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Genus Drapetisca

Sheetweb spider - Drapetisca alteranda Sheetweb Spiders - Drapetisca alteranda - male - female Unknown spider - Drapetisca alteranda Spider - Drapetisca alteranda Spider on birch tree - Drapetisca alteranda - female Drapetisca alteranda? - Drapetisca alteranda Spider - Drapetisca alteranda - male Spider - Drapetisca alteranda - male
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynes )
Family Linyphiidae (Sheetweb and Dwarf Spiders)
Subfamily Linyphiinae (Sheetweb Spiders)
Genus Drapetisca
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Tanasevitch (1) places this genus in the subfamily Micronetinae.
Two species in North America:
alteranda Chamberlin, 1909 (Across Canada and the northern US)
oteroana Gertsch, 1951 (known only from New Mexico)
Female 4-5 mm
Male 3-4 mm
Common on tree trunks, such as spruce, elm, aspen, and beech.
Spring though summer.
Small insects and spiders.
Life Cycle
Adults are generally found July through September, and may overwinter.
See Also
Print References
Spiders Of Connecticut by Benjamin Julian Kaston, 1948
State Geological And Natural History Survey Of Connecticut
Department Of Environmental Protection
1981 Bulletin 70 Revised Edition

The Spider Book by John Henry Comstock, 1912
Fifth printing 1980
ISBN 0-8014-0084-8

New England Spiders Of The Family Therididae by J.H. Emerton
Transactions of the Connecticut Academy, Vol. VI, 1882.
Internet References