Coneweb spider

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Coneweb spiders
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Superfamily: Pholcoidea
Family: Diguetidae
F. O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1899
2 genera, 15 species

The coneweb spiders of the family Diguetidae are six-eyed haplogyne (lacking hardened female genitalia, or epigyne) spiders that live in tangled space webs. They fashion a cone-like central retreat in which they hide and lay eggs. The family is small (two genera and only 15 species) and is confined to the New World, where it is usually found in deserts. Members of the genus Diguetia usually build their webs in shrubs or between cactus pads. Although they have the same eye arrangement as the venomous recluse spiders (family Sicariidae), none of these genera are known to be harmful to humans.

The Diguetidae are sometimes considered a subfamily of the Plectreuridae.


Diguetia (Simon, 1895)[edit]

Segestrioides (Keyserling, 1883)[edit]

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