Diguetia canities

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Diguetia canities
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Superfamily: Pholcoidea
Family: Diguetidae
Genus: Diguetia
Species: D. canities
Binomial name
Diguetia canities
(McCook, 1899)
Synonyms

Segestria canities
Digueta canities

Diguetia canities, commonly called the desert bush spider is a species of coneweb spider found in desert and semidesert habitats in the United States from California eastward to Oklahoma and Texas.

This rather hairy spider has a body length of around 9 mm. The rather elongated cephalothorax is orange-brown and covered in short white hairs. The brown abdomen has a dark, leaf-life marking bordered with white. The legs are yellow-brown. The sexes are generally similar. As with other members of this family, this spider constructs an elaborate and distinctive web with a domed sheet topped by a tubular retreat which has plant material incorporated. This retreat is used by the female spider to secrete its egg sac. The web is placed up to 60 cm above the ground, often in a bush (hence the common name).

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