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Species Amaurobius ferox

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynes )
Family Amaurobiidae (Hacklemesh Weavers)
Genus Amaurobius
Species ferox (Amaurobius ferox)
Other Common Names
Hacklemesh Weaver, Black Lace Weaver
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Explanation of Names
Author of species name: Charles Walckenaer. First year published: 1830, as Clubiona ferox.
Range
Mostly established in southeastern Canada and the eastern USA so far. However, there may be relatively recent populations in WA (King County) and CO.
Habitat
A synanthropic species; found associated with humans and man-made structures.
Remarks
This species is native to Europe; its first Nearctic record was from Providence, Rhode Island, November 8, 1871.(1)
Internet References
www.araneae.unibe.ch - Palp and epigyne drawings.
Works Cited
1.A revision of the Nearctic Amaurobiidae (Arachnida: Araneidae)
Robin Leech. 1972. Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Canada 84: 1-82.