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  • Hacklemesh Weaver - (Callobius spp.)

    Hacklemesh Weaver - (Callobius spp.)

    The Hacklemesh Weaver spider builds a tangled mess of spider silk into a fluffy web that traps insects.




    Staff Writer (9/5/2014): This small brown spider is sometimes mistaken for a Brown Recluse, but it lacks the dark 'violin' silhouette. In addition, Hacklemesh Weavers have a lighter pattern of chevrons on their abdomen not seen in the Brown Recluse. Like almost every North American spider, it is venomous, but it is not poisonous like the Recluse. Hacklemesh Weavers are not aggressive.

    They are small spiders that build silken webs that they tease out into a big mass with one of their legs, like a hair stylist with a comb. Unlike orb weavers whose intricate spiral strands create an almost invisible web, hacklemesh webs lack symmetry and design. Despite their lack of elegance, they are still quite effective at catching insect prey.

    Hacklemesh Weavers can be found in woodlands under stones and logs, on tree bark or on branches. They sometimes wander into basements and cellars to make a home.

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    Hacklemesh Weaver


    Category: Spider
    Common name: Hacklemesh Weaver
    Scientific Name: Callobius spp.

    Taxonomy:
      Kingdom: Animalia
       Phylum: Arthropoda
        Class: Arachnida
         Order: Araneae
          Family: Amaurobiidae
           Genus: Callobius
            Species: spp.





    Size (Adult, Length): 6mm to 11mm (0.24in to 0.43in)

    Identifying Colors: brown, red, tan

    Additional Descriptors: biting, venomous, hairy


    North American Reach (Though Not Limited To*): Alabama; California; Florida; Georgia; Louisiana; Mississippi; South Carolina; Texas


    * Keep in mind that an insect's reach is not limited by lines on a map and therefore may appear in areas/regions/states beyond those listed above.





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