Liocranid sac spider

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Liocranid sac spiders
Liocranum rupicola 2007.04.07 15.50.39-p4070387.jpg
Liocranum rupicola
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Suborder: Araneomorphae
Superfamily: Corinnoidea
Family: Liocranidae
Simon, 1897

many others

30 genera, > 150 species

Liocranid sac spiders consist of about 160 species of wandering spiders in 30 or so genera. The best known are those in the Holarctic genus Agroeca. Various genera of rather obscure spiders are included in the family, which still lacks a diagnosis. Two species in the North American genus Neoanagraphis are found in often hyperarid conditions in the Mojave, Sonoran and Chihuahuan Deserts. The females apparently live in animal burrows and the males wander and are often caught in pitfall traps.


The categorization into subfamilies follows Joel Hallan's Biology Catalog.

Egg sac of Agroeca brunnea

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