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Genus Filistatinella

tiny band-legged crevice weaver - Filistatinella - female tiny band-legged crevice weaver - Filistatinella - female Tiny Spider - Filistatinella
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Haplogynae)
Family Filistatidae (Crevice Weavers)
Genus Filistatinella
Explanation of Names
Author of the name: Gertsch & Ivie. Year first published: 1936.
10 species, 6 within our range.(1)
Filistatinella crassipalpis
Filistatinella hermosa
Filistatinella howdyall
Filistatinella pistrix
Filistatinella spatulata
Filistatinella tohono
1.5- 3.5 mm (2)
Filistatinella crassipalpis - Banded legs, round carapace that's weakly convex, abdomen dark brown with a few gray scales and longer than wide. (3)
F. crassipalpis - Southern TX, but possible 4 other species may range into central CA. (2)
Internet References
World Spider Catalog (2017). World Spider Catalog. Natural History Museum Bern, online at, version 18.5, accessed on 10/30/2017.
Works Cited
1.World Spider Catalog
2.Spiders of North America: An Identification Manual
D. Ubick, P. Paquin, P.E. Cushing and V. Roth (eds). 2005. American Arachnological Society.
3.Spiders from the Southwestern United States with descriptions of new species
W.J. Gertsch. 1935. American Museum of Natural History.