Dictynidae

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Dictynidae
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male Lathys insulana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Suborder: Araneomorphae
Superfamily: Dictynoidea
Family: Dictynidae
O. P-Cambridge, 1871
Genera

Altella
Archaeodictyna
Blabomma
Cicurina
Dictyna
Emblyna
Lathys
Nigma
Paradictyna
Saltonia
Yorima
 many more

Diversity
48 genera, 563 species
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Dictynidae is a family of cribellate (hackled band-producing) spiders. Most spiders in this family build irregular webs close to or directly on the ground. Typically they create a tangle of silken fibers among several branches or stems of one plant.

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References[edit]

  • Roth, V.D. & Brown, W.L. (1975). Comments on the spider Saltonia incerta Banks (Agelenidae?). J. Arachnol. 3:53-56. PDF
  • Platnick, Norman I. (2008): The world spider catalog, version 8.5. American Museum of Natural History.