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Species Metaltella simoni

Hacklemesh Weaver - Metaltella simoni Spider - Metaltella simoni - male Spider in the garden - Metaltella simoni Dark Spider - Metaltella simoni Unknown spider - Metaltella simoni - male Gnaphosidae?  - Metaltella simoni - male Night spider - Metaltella simoni Spider - Metaltella simoni - male
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynae)
Family Desidae
Genus Metaltella
Species simoni (Metaltella simoni)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Explanation of Names
Author: Keyserling. Year first published: 1878.
6-10 mm.
Closely resembles some Amaurobiidae. Look for the orange carapace with dorsal groove & robust chelicerae.



Female & Egg Sac

Long established in the Gulf States from Florida - Texas. More recently established in southern California and North Carolina. It was also collected in a greenhouse in Alberta. (1)
Recently introduced to Florida (1944). Originally from Argentina and neighboring countries.
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Spiders of North America: An Identification Manual
D. Ubick, P. Paquin, P.E. Cushing and V. Roth (eds). 2005. American Arachnological Society.