Arachnids of North Carolina
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Sole representative of Microhexuridae in NC
NC Records

Microhexura montivaga - a tiny funnelweb spider



Immature female

Adult female
Taxonomy
Order: ARANEAEInfraorder: MygalomorphaeFamily: Microhexuridae                                                                                 
Identification
Online Description/Photos: BugGuide, Google Images, iNaturalist, Wikipedia, GBIF
Distribution in North Carolina
Comments: Restricted to the Southern Appalachians
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: high-elevation spruce-fir forests; found under moss growing on rocks
See also Habitat Account for Spruce-Fir Forests
Observation Methods:
Abundance/Frequency:
Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status: SR
Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G1 S1
State Protection: Arachnids are not given any protection under state law.
Comments: Federally endangered; endemic to North Carolina and adjacent Tennessee

Photo Gallery for Microhexura montivaga - a tiny funnelweb spider

Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Avery Co.
Comment: 2 females, one with egg sac
Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Avery Co.
Comment: 2 females, one with egg sac
Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Avery Co.
Comment: 2 females, one with egg sac
Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Avery Co.
Comment: 2 females, one with egg sac
Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn, S. Cameron
Yancey Co.
Comment: 2 female
Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn, S. Cameron
Yancey Co.
Comment: 2 female
Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn, S. Cameron
Yancey Co.
Comment: 2 female
Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn, S. Cameron
Yancey Co.
Comment: 4 females, 4mm, 3mm, 2mm and 2mm
Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn, S. Cameron
Yancey Co.
Comment: 4 females, 4mm, 3mm, 2mm and 2mm
Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn, S. Cameron
Yancey Co.
Comment: 4 females, 4mm, 3mm, 2mm and 2mm
Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn, S. Cameron
Yancey Co.
Comment: 4 females, 4mm, 3mm, 2mm and 2mm
Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn, S. Cameron
Yancey Co.
Comment: 4 females, 4mm, 3mm, 2mm and 2mm
Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn, S. Cameron
Yancey Co.
Comment: 4 females, 4mm, 3mm, 2mm and 2mm
Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Yancey Co.
Comment: Deep gap trail from Cattail peak to Big Tom
Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Yancey Co.
Comment: Commisary Ridge surveys
Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Yancey Co.
Comment: Commisary Ridge surveys
Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Yancey Co.
Comment: Commisary Ridge surveys
Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Yancey Co.
Comment: Commisary Ridge surveys
Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Yancey Co.
Comment: Commisary Ridge surveys
Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Yancey Co.
Comment: Deep gap trail from Cattail peak to Big Tom
Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Yancey Co.
Comment: Deep gap trail from Cattail peak to Big Tom
Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Yancey Co.
Comment: Deep gap trail from Cattail peak to Big Tom
Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Yancey Co.
Comment: Commisary Ridge surveys