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Species Metaltella simoni

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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 (Entelegynes )
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.