Arachnids of North Carolina
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Frontinella pyramitela (Walckenaer, 1841) - bowl and doily weaver



Male

Male
Taxonomy
Order: ARANEAEInfraorder: AraneomorphaeFamily: LinyphiidaeSubfamily: LinyphiinaeSynonym: Frontinella pyramitela communis                                                                                 
Comments: Frontinella pyramitela was transferred from the genus Linyphia and synonomized with F. communis by Chamberlin and Ivie, 1944.
Identification
Online Description/Photos: BugGuide Google, iNaturalist, Wikipedia, GBIFTechnical Description: Chamberlin, R. V. & Ivie, W. (1944). Spiders of the Georgia region of North America. Bulletin of the University of Utah 35(9): 1-267.
Total Length: Females 3-4mm; males 3-3.3mmAdult ID: identifiable by photo
Distribution in North Carolina
Comments: Widespread thought the US, but especially so in the southeast.
County Map: Clicking on a county returns the records for the species in that county.
Adult phenology:
 High Mountains (HM) ≥ 4,000 ft.
 Low Mountains (LM) < 4,000 ft.
 Piedmont (Pd)
 Coastal Plain (CP)

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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: old field, bog, forest edge, low branches of trees, bushes, and tall grass
Observation Methods: Visual
Abundance/Frequency: Common
Silk / Web: F. pyramitela's common name, "bowl and doily weaver" derives from the two main parts of its web, comprising a "finger-bowl-like cup beneath which is stretched a nearly horizontal sheet (quote attributed to Comstock by B.J. Kaston, 1948), above the "bowl" is an irregular labyrinth which can be sizable. Prey that falls onto the bowl is pulled through by the spider hanging beneath.
Behavior: The males and females often peacefully cohabit in the same web.
Status in North Carolina
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 Photo Gallery for Frontinella pyramitela - bowl and doily weaver

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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn on 2023-06-17
Avery Co.
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Recorded by: Tracy S. Feldman on 2023-04-06
Scotland Co.
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Recorded by: Tracy S. Feldman on 2023-04-06
Scotland Co.
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Recorded by: John Petranka on 2022-04-05
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: John Petranka on 2022-03-08
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: John Petranka on 2021-12-26
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: John Petranka on 2021-12-17
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn, J. Thomson on 2021-12-09
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn on 2021-12-01
Scotland Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn on 2021-12-01
Scotland Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn on 2021-12-01
Scotland Co.
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Recorded by: John Petranka on 2021-10-19
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: John Petranka on 2021-10-19
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Erich Hofmann and Kayla Weinfurther on 2021-09-05
New Hanover Co.
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Recorded by: Erich Hofmann and Kayla Weinfurther on 2021-09-05
New Hanover Co.
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Recorded by: John Petranka on 2021-04-28
Vance Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2021-03-27
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn on 2020-10-05
Surry Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn on 2020-09-15
Alleghany Co.
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Recorded by: Donald Zepp on 2020-08-31
Johnston Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn on 2020-08-04
Surry Co.
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Recorded by: B. McRae on 2020-07-24
Macon Co.
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Recorded by: B. McRae on 2020-07-22
Macon Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn, Kyle Kittelberger on 2020-06-03
Alleghany Co.
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Recorded by: Tracy S. Feldman on 2020-03-11
Scotland Co.
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Recorded by: Tracy S. Feldman on 2020-03-11
Scotland Co.
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Recorded by: B. McRae on 2019-05-28
Macon Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn on 2019-05-08
Stokes Co.
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Recorded by: K. Radewicz on 2019-04-10
Rockingham Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2019-04-07
Onslow Co.
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