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Family Ctenidae - Wandering Spiders

Ctenus hibernalis Id request - Anahita punctulata Id request - Anahita punctulata Cave Point Cave Spider - Ctenus exlineae Anahita punctulata Ctenus exlineae Anahita punctulata - female Ctenidae - Ctenus captiosus
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynes )
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.