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Family Ctenidae - Wandering Spiders

Large burnt orange spider to ID - Ctenus hibernalis - female Id request - Anahita punctulata big purple spider - Ctenus captiosus Wandering Spider? - Ctenus hibernalis Spider found in Lafferty Spring Cave - Ctenus exlineae Brown spider on my toilet! Need help identifying. - Anahita punctulata Lycosid - Leptoctenus byrrhus Hairy Alabama Spider - Dorsal  - Ctenus hibernalis
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 & 7 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 - Southeast USA
- C. captiosus - Florida
- C. exlineae - Northwest Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma
- C. hibernalis - Alabama
- C. minimus - "North America," only known from type specimens
- C. valverdiensis - Texas
- L. byrrhus - Texas, 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.