Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Entelegyne Spiders


The suborder Araneomorphae contains two subgroups, namely Haplogynae and Entelegynae. Female haplogyne spiders lack hardened genital plates, while entelegyne spiders have them. Entelegynae contains most of the spiders we encounter.

Superfamily Palpimanoidea
Family Stenochilidae
Palp-footed Spiders (Family Palpimanidae)

Superfamily Eresoidea
Tiny House Dwellers (Family Oecobiidae)
Two-tailed Spiders (Family Hersiliidae)

Superfamily Uloboroidea
Net-casting Spiders (Family Dinopidae)
Feather-legged Spiders (Family Uloboridae)

Superfamily Araneoidea
Comb-footed Spiders (Family Theridiidae)
Ray Spiders (Family Theridiosomatidae)
Dwarf Spiders (Family Linyphiidae)
Big-jawed Spiders (Family Tetragnathidae)
Golden Web Spiders (Family Nephilidae)
Orb-web Spiders (Family Araneidae)

Superfamily Lycosoidea
Wolf Spiders (Family Lycosidae)
Nursery Web Spiders (Family Pisauridae)
Lynx Spiders (Family Oxyopidae)
Family Psechridae
Wandering Spiders (Family Ctenidae)

Superfamily Dictynoidea
Intertidal Spiders (Family Desidae)
Dwarf Sheet Spiders (Family Hahniidae)

Superfamily Corinnoidea
Liocranid Sac Spiders (Family Liocranidae)
Long-legged Sac Spiders (Family Miturgidae)
Sac Spiders (Family Clubionidae)
Dark Sac Spiders (Family Corinnidae)

Superfamily Zodaroidea
Ground Spiders (Family Zodariidae)

Superfamily Gnaphosoidea
Family Cithaeronidae

Superfamily Sparassoidea
Huntsman Spiders (Family Sparassidae)

Superfamily Thomisoidea
Crab Spiders (Family Thomisidae)

Superfamily Salticoidea
Jumping Spiders (Family Salticidae)

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