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Family Amaurobiidae - Hacklemesh Weavers

Hacklemesh Weaver - Callobius bennetti spider - Amaurobius borealis Spider - Callobius - male Amaurobius Hacklemesh Weaver Spider - very large vicious looking mama ground spider protecting eggs - Callobius - female Spider in house - female What spider is this? - Callobius pictus Courting - Callobius severus - male - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynae)
Family Amaurobiidae (Hacklemesh Weavers)
Numbers
97 species in 10 genera. (1)
Size
1.3-20.0 mm.
Habitat
"Most amaurobiids occur in cryptozoic habitats on the forest floor, in and under decomposing logs, in leaf litter, and under rocks. Some... are found in the bark cavities of standing trees and others have been recorded from rocky grasslands, buildings and caves". (1)
Remarks
The placement of some images to genus and species in this family may be questionable as many are similar and hard to distinguish from photos alone.
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.