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Money spider - Linyphiidae
Money spider - Linyphiidae


Money spiders
The money spiders (Linyphiidae), also known as sheet weavers, form a family in the order spiders (Araneae), the suborder Araneomorphae (synonym: Labidognatha) and the superfamily Araneoidea.
The money spider family currently includes 6 subfamilies: the Dubiaraneinae, Erigoninae, Leptyphantinae, Linyphiinae, Micronetinae, and Mynogleninae and will probably also include the "Stemonyphantinae” in the future. The Linyphiinae, Erigoninae and Micronetinae contain most of the best known Money spiders. The subfamilies together contain 569 genera, of which the Neriene, Lepthyphantes, Erigone, Eperigone, Bathyphantes, Troglohyphantes, Tennesseellum and Walckenaeri or Walckenaeria in the temperate climates are among the best known.
Money spiders are found almost everywhere in the world and approximately 4314 species have been discovered so far. In Central Europe, about 500 species occur. Among the most common species here are Bathyphantes gracilis and Erigone atra.
Money spiders reach body lengths of 1.5 - 3 mm. The shape of their webs in their slightly curved (dome) structure remembers to canopies. These spiders owe their German name to the shape of their web which is slightly domed like a baldachin - the canopy over a tomb or altar.
These spiders build their webs on grassland plants or on shrubs near the ground. Most spiders however, die while landing (eg on water surfaces).

Genera682
Species5.581
Common namesDwarf spiders, Sheet weavers, Money Spiders, Sheetweb weavers, Dwarf weavers, Line Weaving Spiders
German namesZwergspinnen, Baldachinspinnen, Deckennetzspinnen
Dutch namesHangmatspinnen, Dwergspinnen en Hangmatspinnen, Dwerg - en hangmatspinnen, Baldakijnspinnen, Dwergspinnen
Danish namesTæppespindere
Finnish namesRiippuhämähäkit
Norwegian namesMattevevere
Swedish namesMattvävarspindlar, Täckvävarspindlar
AuthorBlackwall, 1859
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Continents:

Eurasia
America
Africa
Oceania
Antarctica


Ecozones:

Palaearctic
Nearctic
Holarctic


Fossils:

Cenozoic
Paleozoic


World Oceans:

Pacific Ocean
Atlantic Ocean


Countries
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Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, USA, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia
Links and ReferencesLinyphiidae in bie.ala.org.au
Linyphiidae in faunaeur.org
Linyphiidae in itis.gov
Linyphiidae in dyntaxa.se
Linyphiidae in Wikipedia (English)

Further chapters of "Money spiders"
- Platform hammock-spider
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1. Money spider - Linyphiidae
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Sources, links and more informations
Money spiders in Wikipedia
Taxonomy
ClassArachnida
Arachnids
SubclassMicrura
InfraclassMegoperculata
OrderAraneae
Spiders
SuborderAraneomorphae
True Spiders
InfraorderAraneomorphi
GroupEntelogynae
SuperfamilyAraneoidea
FamilyLinyphiidae
Dwarf spiders, Sheet weavers, Money Spiders, Sheetweb weavers, Dwarf weavers, Line Weaving Spiders
AuthorBlackwall, 1859
 
Synonyms
Erigonidae (Gerhardt, 1923)
Linyphdae (Blackwall, 1859)
Micryphantidae (Bertkau, 1872)
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