Dwarf Spider
  Ceraticelus minutus  
Order: Araneae
Family: Lyniphiidae
 
Physical Characteristics
 
 
  Cephalothorax:      
More long than it is wide. The eyes are slightly elevated.    
Abdomen:    
Slightly elongated spherical shape. Orange in color, sparsely covered with hair.    
Legs:    
Long and slender with macrosetae.    
Size:    
1.0-4.0 mm
   
Eye Pattern:
 
 
  Habitat:    
  Leaf litter or ground.
  Range:
    Eastern North America.  
         
 
         
  Web Type:    
  Webs are semi-permanent with horizontal silk sheets supported by supplementary lines.  
       
Fun Fact:    
  These spiders can reach a height of 10,000 meters by “ballooning,” a process in which they release a strand of silk from their abdomen that is caught by a breeze and lifts them up.