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Species Emblyna sublata

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynae)
Family Dictynidae (Mesh Web Weavers)
Genus Emblyna
Species sublata (Emblyna sublata)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Explanation of Names
Emblyna sublata (Hentz, 1850)
Females: 2.0-3.5mm(1) or 2.3-3.7mm(2)
Males: 2.0-3.5mm(1) or 2.0-2.5mm(2)
Females come in dark and light forms but can be variable.

Males are redder.


New England west to Manitoba and South Dakota and south to Florida, Texas and Mexico (1)
This species is quite common in forest understories from my experience. (ChH) Kaston mentions this species' habit of forming webs in larger leaves of shrubs and vines [herbs], causing them to curl inward. (2)
Kaston indicates they mature in April in Connecticut (2), suggesting this species matures in spring. I have found mature adults through June in Minnesota. (ChH)
See Also
Chamberlin & Gertsch indicates that this species is very similar to Emblyna maxima which is a little larger in size. (1)
Works Cited
1.The Spider Family Dictynidae in American North of Mexico
R.V. Chamberlin and W.J. Gertsch. 1958. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History; Vol. 116 : Article 1.
2.Spiders of Connecticut
Kaston, B. J. 1948. Bulletin of the Connecticut State Geological and Natural History Survey 70: 1-874.