Division of Arthropods

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Division of Arthropods
Museum of Southwestern Biology
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131
Division of Arthropods
Museum of Southwestern Biology
302 Yale Blvd NE
CERIA 83, Room 204
Albuquerque, NM 87131
shipping contact: 505-277-1360

Funnel Weaver Spider

Funnel Weaver Spider

Photo by D.C. Lightfoot

Arachnida, Araneae, Agelenidae, Agelenopsis longistylus

Description: Light brown or tan spiders with darker brown and gray markings on the cephalothorax and abodomen. Eight eyes in four groups of two. Most similar in appearance to wolf spiders, but usually found in the distinctive sheet webs with a funnel entrance.

Geographic Distribution: Throughout New Mexico.

Habitats: Outdoors in sheet webs in grasses, cacti, or among stones, usually near the ground.

Biology: Adults occur mostly in mid to late summer. Adult males wander in search of females in late summer.

Health/pest Status: None