Family Uloboridae

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PLE on tubercles, prosoma as fig.; opisthosoma plump, dorsally with humps; colouration variable, mostly reddish brown to black; builds triangular webs in spruce forests

Hyptiotes

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Prosoma
(Roberts 1995)
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PLE not on prominent  tubercles; builds orb webs

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Width or anterior eye row less than half of maximal prosoma width, shape of prosoma with projecting ocular area as figure, opisthosoma elongated; colouration whitish grey, fluffy haired; builds small orb webs

Uloborus

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female Prosoma
(Roberts 1998)
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female Habitus
(Jonsson 1998)
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Width or anterior eye row half of maximal prosoma width or more, ocular area less projecting

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Distance ALE – PLE about distance PLE - PME

Octonoba

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male Pedipalp, ventral view
(Yoshida 1980)
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female Epigyne, ventral view
(Yoshida 1980)
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Distance ALE – PLE double the distance PLE – PME, cymbium with two stout distal macrosetae; female opisthosoma with long conical protuberance; epigyne with midventral posterior projection, builds vertical orb webs

Polenecia

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male Pedipalp, retrolateral view
(Brignoli 1979a)
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female Epigyne, ventral view
(Opell 1979)
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female Prosoma, distal view
(Opell 1979)
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female Opisthosoma, lateral view
(Opell 1979)
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female Habitus, dorsal view
(Lehtinen 1967)