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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 Ctenus captiosus eye pattern - Ctenus captiosus - female Tropical Wolf Spider - Ctenus hibernalis Anahita punctulata Anahita punctulata  - Anahita punctulata - female Southeastern Wandering Spider - Anahita punctulata - female
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.