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Family Telemidae

Telemid - Usofila pacifica - female Telemid - Usofila pacifica - female Little spider - Usofila pacifica Usofila flava - female Usofila flava - female Usofila flava - female Usofila flava - female Usofila cf pacifica - Usofila - male
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Synspermiata)
Family Telemidae
Explanation of Names
Author of name: Fage. Year first published: 1913
Numbers
1 genus in America north of Mexico.
9 genera worldwide with ~60 species.
Size
1.0-1.7mm
Identification
6 Eyes in 3 pairs
Ecribellate
3 claws
"Transverse zigzag ridge anterodorsally on abdomen"(1)
Range
Alaska to central California east to Colorado.
Worldwide, most common in Africa and southeast Asia.
Habitat
Caves, Leaf litter, and under rocks.
Remarks
Build small sheetwebs.
Print References
Spiders of North America: An Identification Manual(1)
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.