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A Purse-web Spider (Sphodros niger)


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State status

Status and Natural Heritage Inventory documented occurrences in Wisconsin

The table below provides information about the protected status - both state and federal - and the rank (S and G Ranks) for A Purse-web Spider (Sphodros niger). See the Working List Key for more information about abbreviations. Counties shaded blue have documented occurrences for this species in the Wisconsin Natural Heritage Inventory database. The map is provided as a general reference of where this species has been found to date and is not meant as a range map.

Sphodros niger is not tracked by the Wisconsin Natural Heritage Inventory Program at this time (this species is not on the NHI Working List).

Summary Information
State StatusSC/N
Federal Status in Wisconsinnone
State RankSNR
Global RankG4G5
Tracked by NHIW

Species guidance

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A Purse-web Spider

Photo © Alan Cressler.

A Purse-web Spider

Photo © Alan Cressler.

A Purse-web Spider

Photo © Alan Cressler.

A Purse-web Spider

Photo © Alan Cressler.

Last revised: Thursday, October 08, 2015