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Family Ctenidae - Wandering Spiders

Large burnt orange spider to ID - Ctenus hibernalis - female Id request - Anahita punctulata Possible Wolf Spider - Ctenus hibernalis Spider in my laundry room! - Ctenus exlineae - female Ctenus sp. in my laundry room! - Ctenus exlineae - female Wolf Spider - Ctenus captiosus Big Spider - Ctenus - female Spider - Ctenus captiosus
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynae)
Family Ctenidae (Wandering Spiders)
3 genera & 6 species found in BugGuide's range.
All U.S. species are found only in the southern U.S. (1)

(But (2) says that Acanthoctenus has become established in some urban areas of NY, CA, & WA.)

Exact distribution for the species below will be added when time permits.

- A. punctulata - USA
- C. captiosus - USA
- C. facetus - USA
- C. hibernalis - USA
- C. minimus - North America
- C. valverdiensis - USA
- L. byrrhus - USA, Mexico
Works Cited
1.Spiders of the Eastern US, A Photographic Guide
W. Mike Howell and Ronald L. Jenkins. 2004. pearson education.
2.Spiders of North America: An Identification Manual
D. Ubick, P. Paquin, P.E. Cushing and V. Roth (eds). 2005. American Arachnological Society.