Arachnids of North Carolina
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Thymoites marxi - a cobweb spider


Taxonomy
Order: ARANEAEInfraorder: ARANEOMORPHAEFamily: THERIDIIDAE                                                                                 
Comments: Also found in older literature as Paidisca marxi
Identification
Online Description/Photos: BugGuide, Google Images, iNaturalist, WikipediaTechnical Description: Levi, H. W. (1957). The spider genera Enoplognatha, Theridion, and Paidisca in America north of Mexico (Araneae, Theridiidae). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 112: 1-124.
Comments: female abdomen orange-white except for darker orange sclerotized areas and small spots at bases of setae (four dorsal sclerotized spots, sclerotized rings around spinnerets); sometimes with dusky dorsal spot and dusky rings around spinnerets. Legs orange-brown with distal segments sometimes dusky. Abdomen also orange-white in male except for darker orange full scutum. Male carapace projecting as a lobe in the eye area.
Total Length: females: 1.0-1.3mm; males 1.1-1.6mmAdult ID: identifiable by photo
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Distribution in North Carolina
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Adult phenology:
 High Mountains (HM) ≥ 4,000 ft.
 Low Mountains (LM) < 4,000 ft.
 Piedmont (Pd)
 Coastal Plain (CP)

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Photo Gallery for Thymoites marxi - a cobweb spider

Recorded by: Donald Zepp
Johnston Co.
Comment: Adult male taken in Berlese sample of bamboo leaves
Recorded by: Donald Zepp
Johnston Co.
Comment: Adult male taken in Berlese sample of bamboo leaves
Recorded by: Donald Zepp
Johnston Co.
Comment: Adult male taken in Berlese sample of bamboo leaves
Recorded by: Donald Zepp
Johnston Co.
Comment: Berlese: bamboo leaf litter
Recorded by: Donald Zepp
Johnston Co.
Comment: Berlese: bamboo leaf litter
Recorded by: Donald Zepp
Johnston Co.
Comment: Berlese: bamboo leaf litter
Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Wilkes Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Wilkes Co.
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Recorded by: Carol Tingley
Moore Co.
Comment: Hillside seep leaf litter
Recorded by: Carol Tingley
Moore Co.
Comment: Hillside seep leaf litter
Recorded by: Carol Tingley
Moore Co.
Comment: Hillside seep leaf litter