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Genus Strotarchus

Bent-leaf spider - Strotarchus piscatorius - female spider nursery - Strotarchus - female spider nursery - Strotarchus - female Leafcurling Spider? - Strotarchus - male sac spider - Strotarchus piscatorius - male Spider - Strotarchus piscatorius - male Spider - Strotarchus piscatorius - male Spider - Strotarchus piscatorius - male
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynae)
Family Cheiracanthiidae
Genus Strotarchus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Strotarchus was previously placed in Miturgidae and was transferred to the new family Eutichuridae by Ramírez, 2014.(1)(2)

Transferred to family Miturgidae from the Clubionidae by Lehtinen 1967.
Explanation of Names
Simon, 1888
Strotarchus is the Lesbian-Boeotian dialect form of a Greek masculine noun that means "general; commander of an army."(3)
3 species in BugGuide's range (North America north of Mexico)
Strotarchus piscatorius: anterior median eyes (AME) largest, and with high clypeus (at least 2/3 the diameter of the AME). Male pedipalp is very elongated.
Strotarchus planeticus: anterior median eyes (AME) considerably smaller than those of S. piscatorius.
S. beepbeep: Arizona
S. piscatorius: Along the eastern coast, from Massachusetts to Florida.(3)
S. planeticus: Texas to Arizona.(3)
Print References
BONALDO, ALEXANDRE B., REGIANE SATURNINO, MARTÍN J. RAMÍREZ, & ANTONIO D. BRESCOVIT. 2012. A revision of the American spider genus Strotarchus Simon, 1888 (Araneae: Dionycha, Systariinae). Zootaxa 3363: 1–37. (PDF)
Edwards, R. J., 1958. The spider subfamily Clubioninae of the United States, Canada and Alaska (Araneae: Clubionidae). Bull. Mus. comp. Zool. Harv. 118: 365-436. (Full text here; Strotarchus on page 373-375)
Kaston, B. J., 1938a. Notes on little known New England spiders. Canad. Ent. 70: 12-17.
Kaston, B. J., 1948. Spiders of Connecticut. Bull. Conn. St. geol. nat. Hist. Surv. 70: 1-874.
Internet References
World Spider Catalog (2014). World Spider Catalog. Natural History Museum Bern, online at, version 15.5, accessed on 11/11/2014(2)
Works Cited
1.The morphology and phylogeny of dionychan spiders
Ramírez, Martín J. 2014. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History.
2.World Spider Catalog
3.Spiders of North America: An Identification Manual
D. Ubick, P. Paquin, P.E. Cushing and V. Roth (eds). 2005. American Arachnological Society.