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SPIDERS ARGIOPID^E The spiders included in this family have eight eyes, situated in two rows, the lateral eyes of both rows being usually adjacent, if not in actual contact, while the central eyes form a quadrangle. The tarsal claws are three, often with other supernumerary claws. The web is either an orbicular snare, as in the case of the 'common garden spider," or consists of a sheet of webbing, beneath which the spider hangs and captures its prey as it falls upon the sheet. This immense family includes those usually separated under the names Epeirid<e and Linyphiida. 27. Meta segment ata (Clerck) Stratford-on-Avon (J.H.B.) Known also as Epeira inclinata, Blackwall. 28. Meta meriante (Scopoli) Whitchurch (J.H.B.) 29. Meta menardi (Scopoli) Warwick (J.H.B.) 30. Tetragnatha extensa (Linnasus) Stratford-on-Avon (J.H.B.) 31. Tetragnatha solandri (Scopoli) Stratford-on-Avon (J.H.B.) 32. Pachygnatha clerckii, Sundevall. Stratford-on-Avon (J.H.B.) 33. Pachygnatha degeerit, Sundevall. Stratford-on-Avon (J.H.B.) 34. S'tnga pygmera, Sundevall. Stratford-on-Avon (J.H.B.) 35. Zilla x -notata (Clerck) Stratford-on-Avon (J.H.B.) 36. Araneus cucurbitinus, Clerck. Stratford-on-Avon (J.H.B.) 37. Araneus patagiatus, Clerck. Stratford-on-Avon (J.H.B.) 38. Araneus marmoreus, Clerck. Stratford-on-Avon (J.H.B.) 39. Araneus umbraticus, Clerck. Stratford-on-Avon (J.H.B.) 40. Araneus triguttatus, Fabricius. Stratford-on-Avon (J.H.B.) Known also as Epeira aga/ena, Blackwall. 41. Linyphia triangularis (Clerck) Stratford-on-Avon (J.H.B.) 42. Linyphia pusilla, Sundevall. Stratford-on-Avon (J.H.B.) 43. Linyphia peltata, Wid. Whitchurch (J.H.B.) 44. Linyphia montana (Clerck) Whitchurch (J.H.B.) 45. Linyphia clathrata, Sundevall. Stratford-on-Avon (J.H.B.) 46. Lepthyphantes tenuis (Blackwall) Whitchurch (J.H.B.) 47. Lepthyphantes obscurus (Blackwall) Whitchurch (J.H.B.) 48. Lepthyphantes minutus (Blackwall) Whitchurch (J.H.B.) 49. Lepthyphantes leprosus (Ohlert) Stratford-on-Avon (J.H.B.) 50. Bathyphantes concolor (Wider) Warwick (J.H.B.) 5 1 . Bathyphantes dorsalis (Wider) Stratford-on-Avon (J.H.B.) 52. Centromerus bicolor (Blackwall) Whitchurch (J.H.B.) 53. Gongylidium rufipes (Sundevall) Stratford-on-Avon (J.H.B.) 54. Gongylidium gramimcolum (Sundevall) Warwick (J.H.B.) Known also as Neriene munda, Blackwall. 55. Trachygnatha dentata (Wider) Whitchurch (J.H.B.) 56. Neriene rubens, Blackwall. Stratford-on-Avon (J.H.B.) THERIDIID^ The members of this family have eight eyes, situated very much like those of the Argio- pidee ; but the mandibles are usually weak, the maxilla are inclined over the labium, and the posterior legs have a comb of stiff curved spines beneath the tarsi. The web consists of a tangle of crossing lines, and the spider often constructs a tent-like retreat wherein the egg-sac is hung up. The tarsal claws are three in number. 57. Theridion sisyphium (Clerck) Whitchurch near Stratford-on-Avon (J.H.B.) Known also as T. nervosum, Blackwall. I 169 58. Theridion variant, Blackwall. Warwick (J.H.B.) 22