Hololena curta

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Hololena curta
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Suborder: Entelegynae
Family: Agelenidae
Genus: Hololena
Species: H. curta
Binomial name
Hololena curta
McCook, 1894

Hololena curta, commonly known as corner funnel weaver or funnel web spider is a species of venomous spiders belonging to a family of Agelenidae.

It is native to North America, including Canada and the United States.

This, and related species produce a venom that contains a group of insecticidal acylpolyamines, insecticidal peptide,[1] and a group of neurotoxins.[2]


  1. ^ Quistad GB, Reuter CC, Skinner WS, Dennis PA, Suwanrumpha S, Fu EW (1991). "Paralytic and insecticidal toxins from the funnel web spider, Hololena curta". Toxicon. 29 (3): 329–336. doi:10.1016/0041-0101(91)90286-z. PMID 2048147. 
  2. ^ Stapleton A, Blankenship DT, Ackermann BL, Chen TM, Gorder GW, Manley GD, Palfreyman MG, Coutant JE, Cardin AD (1990). "Curtatoxins. Neurotoxic insecticidal polypeptides isolated from the funnel-web spider Hololena curta". J Biol Chem. 265 (4): 2054–2059. PMID 2298738. 

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