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Species Rhomphaea projiciens

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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 (Entelegynes )
Family Theridiidae (Cobweb Spiders)
Genus Rhomphaea
Species projiciens (Rhomphaea projiciens)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
transferred from Argyrodes projiciens
Identification
Voucher Specimens:
det. by Hank Guarisco (Adjunct Curator of Arachnids, Sternberg Museum of Natural History, Fort Hays State University)
Male:

Female:


According to Hank Guarisco, the spine at the apex of the abdomen is unique to this species. "Spiders of the Eastern United States"(1) mistakenly labels a picture of Rhomphaea projiciens as Rhomphaea fictilium (p. 105).
Range
Texas & Florida(2), but specimens have been found in Georgia, as well, according to BugGuide submissions
Life Cycle
Click on these images to see photos of the life cycle:
Works Cited
1.Spiders of the Eastern US, A Photographic Guide
W. Mike Howell and Ronald L. Jenkins. 2004. pearson education.
2.American spiders of the genus Argyrodes (Araneae, Theridiidae)
Harriet Exline & Herbert W. Levi. 1962. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology Harvard 127(2):75-204.