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small reddish spider Small Red and Black Spider Mesh Web Weaver Spiders - male - female Tiny Spider Very small spider Tiny spider Dictynidae, Mesh Web Weaver, Successful habitat
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynes )
Family Dictynidae (Mesh Web Weavers)
No Taxon "Dictyna-like"
Dictyna: dik-TEY-nuh(1)
Emblyna: em-BLEY-nuh(1)
Phantyna: fan-TEY-nuh(1)
Tivyna: ti-VEY-nuh
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Dictyna: 44 species(1)
Emblyna: 63 species(1)
Phantyna: 9 species(1)
Tivyna: 4 species(1)
Widespread, except Tivyna.(1)
The images placed here are grouped as "Dictyna-like".
This group contains 4 genera: Dictyna, Emblyna, Phantyna, and Tiyvna. These four genera consist of 120 species.
Except for Tivyna, females are essentially indistinguishable at the genus level.(1) Males can be separated by the palpal organs.
Works Cited
1.Spiders of North America: An Identification Manual
D. Ubick, P. Paquin, P.E. Cushing and V. Roth (eds). 2005. American Arachnological Society.