Erigone (spider)

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Erigone
Temporal range: Neogene– Present
Erigone atra male.jpg
Male Erigone atra
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Family: Linyphiidae
Genus: Erigone
Audouin, 1826[1]
Type species
E. longipalpis
(Sundevall, 1830)
Species

102, see text

Erigone is a genus of dwarf spiders that was first described by Jean Victoire Audouin in 1826.[2] They are carnivorous, preying on small insects such as psylla and flies.[citation needed] One of the distinctive characters for this genus is the presence of teeth bordering the carapace.[3]

Species[edit]

Many species originally placed here have been transferred to other genera. As of May 2019 it contains 102 species and nine subspecies:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Gen. Erigone Audouin, 1826". World Spider Catalog Version 20.0. Natural History Museum Bern. 2019. doi:10.24436/2. Retrieved 2019-06-14.
  2. ^ Audouin, V. (1826), "Explication sommaire des planches d'arachnides de l'Égypte et de la Syrie", Description de l'Égypte, ou recueil des observations et des recherches qui ont été faites en Égypte pendant l'expédition de l'armée franҫaise, publié par les ordres de sa Majesté l'Empereur Napoléon le Grand
  3. ^ "Genus Erigone". BugGuide. Retrieved 2019-06-14.

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