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Species Cheiracanthium inclusum

Spider BG454 - Cheiracanthium inclusum - female Spider BG454 - Cheiracanthium inclusum - female Clubionid? - Cheiracanthium inclusum Yellow spider - Cheiracanthium inclusum Spider - Cheiracanthium inclusum Cheiracanthium inclusum? - Cheiracanthium inclusum Longlegged Sac Spider - Cheiracanthium inclusum - male Trachelas in nest - Cheiracanthium inclusum
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 Cheiracanthium (Longlegged Sac Spiders)
Species inclusum (Cheiracanthium inclusum)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cheiracanthium was previously placed in Miturgidae and was transferred to the new family Eutichuridae by Ramírez, 2014.(1)(2)
This genus was transferred to family Miturgidae from the family Clubionidae by Ramírez, Bonaldo & Brescovit, 1997.
Explanation of Names
Cheiracanthium inclusum (Hentz, 1847)

More often found outside.
Nocturnal running spiders like Cheiracanthium inclusum, shown here feeding on bollworm eggs, are important nocturnal predators of cotton pests. (Flores, 2009)
See Also
C. mildei epigynum:
Print References
Vetter et al. 2006. VERIFIED BITES BY YELLOW SAC SPIDERS (GENUS CHEIRACANTHIUM) IN THE UNITED STATES AND AUSTRALIA: WHERE IS THE NECROSIS?. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 74(6): 1043-1048. (Abstract)
Internet References
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