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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Classis: Arachnida
Ordo: Araneae
Subordo: Opisthothelae
Infraordo: Araneomorphae
Taxon: Neocribellatae
Series: Entelegynae
Superfamilia: Araneoidea

Familia: Theridiidae
Subfamilia: Pholcommatinae
Genus: Cerocida
Species: C. ducke – C. strigosa

Cerocida Simon, 1894

Type species: Carniella strigosa Simon, 1894
Primary references

Simon, E, 1894. Histoire naturelle des araignées. Paris, vol. 1, p. 489-760.
Marques, M.A.L. & Buckup, E.H. 1989. Duas novas espécies de Theridiidae (Araneae) dos gêneros Cerocida e Echinotheridion do Amazonas, Brasil. Iheringia, Série Zoologia 69: 101-107. Reference page.


Platnick, N. I. 2010. The World Spider Catalog, version 11.0. American Museum of Natural History. [1]

Cerocida is a spider genus known only from tropical South America.

Both sexes of C. strigosa have a cephalothorax with posterior stalk and raised reticulate pattern, and long legs. The female has a body length of 1.5mm, while males are even 1.7mm; normally spider males are at least slightly smaller than females. Specimens were collecting by sifting litter. The species is probably an ant mimic.

Levi, Herbert W. (1963): The Spider Genera Cerocida, Hetschkia, Wirada and Craspedisia (Araneae: Theridiidae). Psyche 70: 170-179. PDF
Platnick, Norman I. (2007): The world spider catalog, version 8.0. American Museum of Natural History.


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