Common Spiders…

A few years ago I collected video-images of selected common spiders found in northeastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota.  I’m archiving those images here with the hope that they may be of some educational use to local naturalists.  Enjoy!

Theridiidae or Cobweb Weavers

Crustulina: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBGkponXPOU

Steatodahttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5WdliM29kI

Linyphiidae or Sheetweb Spiders

Certicelus (Dwarf Spider): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZ5qkN1jaww

Frontella communis (Bowl and Doily Weaver):  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrDXsMhr4V4

Hypselistes florens (Splendid Dwarf Spider):  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IrxLYXpW_o

Microlinyphia mandibulata (Ant Mimic Spider):  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaSb6xAYyE4

Neriene radiate (Filmy Dome Spider): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2sOHIMgaBc

Araneidae or Orbweavers

Araniella displicata (Six-spotted Orbweaver):  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwQ47Oh43QE

Argiope aurantia (Yellow Garden Spider): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFfq-XvDS7I

Araneus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fumq08V8Pew

Tetragnathidae or Long-jawed Orbweavers

Tetragnatha (Mating): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-B-e8aaPztg

Tetragnatha (Hunting): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oyr8nR8XQAA

Tetragnatha (Horizontal Web): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yP8zBnjaTs

Pisauridae or Nursery Web Spiders

Dolomedes tenebrosus (Dark Fishing Spider): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JY0v9c4qcGU

Dolomedes triton (Six-spotted Fishing Spider): http://bugguide.net/node/view/509604

Pisaurina mira (Nursery Web Spider): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bo00LMWvC10

Lycosidae or Wolf Spiders

Trochosa terricolahttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBr3wpaM1q0

Agelenidae or Funnel Weavers

Agelenopsis (Grass Spider): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CjWnsUjT5I

Thomisidae or Crab Spiders

Bassaniana utahensishttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ap0TpOZw4BA

 Misumena vatia (Goldenrod Crab Spider): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLAGUdhjC-s

Misumenoides (White-banded Crab Spider): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ys5_BN0BQ5A

Xysticus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hdtc_N7MFZc

Philodromidae or Running Crab Spiders

Philodromus (Inconspicuous Running Crab Spider):  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbGoNqYFfFU

Salticidae or Jumping Spiders

Eris militaris (Bronze Jumping Spider): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ms_TofTBW0A

Phidippus (Bold Jumping Spider): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qf57tj0evSg

Salticus scenicus (Zebra Jumping Spider): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbcTn6lm4Ys

Dictynidae or Meshweb Weavers

Dictyna: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwnBL6XzBtQ

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