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Coneweb spiders
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Superfamily: Pholcoidea
Family: Diguetidae
F. O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1899
2 genera, 15 species

The coneweb spiders of the family Diguetidae are six-eyed haplogyne (lacking hardened female genitalia, or epigyne) spiders that live in tangled space webs. They fashion a cone-like central retreat in which they hide and lay eggs. The family is small (three genera and only 15 species) and is confined to the New World, where it is usually found in deserts. Members of the genus Diguetia usually build their webs in shrubs or between cactus pads. Although they have the same eye arrangement as the venomous recluse spiders (family Sicariidae), none of these genera are known to be harmful to humans.

The Diguetidae are sometimes considered a subfamily of the Plectreuridae.




Diguetia (Simon, 1895)

  • Diguetia albolineata (O. P.-Cambridge, 1895) — USA, Mexico
  • Diguetia andersoni Gertsch, 1958 — USA
  • Diguetia canities (McCook, 1889) — USA, Mexico
    • Diguetia canities dialectica Chamberlin, 1924 — Mexico
    • Diguetia canities mulaiki Gertsch, 1958 — USA
  • Diguetia catamarquensis (Mello-Leitão, 1941) — Argentina
  • Diguetia imperiosa Gertsch & Mulaik, 1940 — USA, Mexico
  • Diguetia mojavea Gertsch, 1958 — USA
  • Diguetia propinqua (O. P.-Cambridge, 1896) — Mexico
  • Diguetia signata Gertsch, 1958 — USA
  • Diguetia stridulans Chamberlin, 1924 — Mexico

Segestrioides (Keyserling, 1883)

  • Segestrioides badia (Simon, 1903) — Brazil
  • Segestrioides bicolor Keyserling, 1883 — Peru
  • Segestrioides copiapo Platnick, 1989 — Chile
  • Segestrioides tofo Platnick, 1989 — Chile


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Up to date as of January 23, 2010

From Wikispecies


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Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Classis: Arachnida
Ordo: Araneae
Subordo: Opisthothelae
Infraordo: Araneomorphae
Taxon: Neocribellatae
Series: Haplogynae
Superfamilia: Pholcoidea
Familia: Diguetidae
Genera: Diguetia - Segestrioides


Diguetidae F.O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1899

Vernacular names

English: Coneweb spider


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