grass spider

(Agelenopsis sp.)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

  grass spider

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Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

Common

Season

 

Habitat/Host

Open woods, gardens.

Size

Female Body Length: to

Male Body Length: a little less than to


Identification

The top of the front segment (carapace) has 3 pale and 2 dark horizontal stripes. Like other funnel-web spiders, the spinnerets extend well beyond the end of the rear segment (abdomen), and are visible from above.

The web is a horizontal, non-sticky sheet with a funnel near one edge.

 
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Food

Insects

 
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Behavior

 


Distribution Distribution Map   Sources: 7.

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Taxonomy

Order:

Araneae (spiders)

 

Suborder:

Araneomorphae

 

No Rank:

Entelegynae (eight-eyed spiders)

 

No Rank:

RTA clade

 

Family:

Agelenidae (funnel-web spiders)

 
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Common
Names

grass spider


 

 

 

 

 

Glossary

carapace

On spiders, the top of the cephalothorax.

 

cephalothorax

The front part of a spider’s body, composed of the head region and the thoracic area. Eyes, legs, and antennae are attached to this part.

 

 

       

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