Ummidia sp. Ummidia sp. Thorell, 1875  
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Arachnida   >   Order Araneae   >   Family Ctenizidae   >   Genus Ummidia   

Status:

Maryland and Ohio appear to be at the northern limit for this eastern genus based on BugGuide maps and Norden (2017).

Description:

"Dig tunnel in ground and seal with a silk-hinged lid. They hide under this lid and make forays out when prey is sensed, presumably by vibration. Males are often found wandering in late spring, presumably looking for mates" (BugGuide).

Relationships:

"Predatory on terrestrial invertebrates" (BugGuide).

There are 8 records in the project database.

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A male Ummidia species in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (1/4/2017). Determined by Laura P/BugGuide. Photo by Kerry Wixted. (MBP list)

An Ummidia species in Worcester Co., Maryland (9/26/2014). Determined by Joshua Coogler/BugGuide. Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

An Ummidia species in Howard Co., Maryland (11/4/2015). Determined by Laura P/BugGuide. Photo by Sue Muller. (MBP list)

An Ummidia species in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/24/2018). Determined by Andrew Caudillo and Marshal Hedin via BugGuide. Photo by Sue Muller. (MBP list)

A male Ummidia species in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/4/2019). Photo by Maddie Koenig. (MBP list)


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