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Florida Spider - Menemerus bivittatus - female

Florida Spider - Menemerus bivittatus - Female
Hickory Pt., Little Lake Harris, Lake County, Florida, USA
March 20, 2005
I think I got the same species in Ft. Myers in Nov. 2003. Checked all the spiders here without bumping into a good match.

Thanks to both of you...........
...I saw both species in the Golden Guide and just wasn't convinced enough to settle on one of them. But the State of Florida photo (also on other sites listed at Google) of Gray Wall Spider, Menemerus bivittatus (female) sure looks like this one. Lynette's suggestion was in the ballpark too. It looks like form and pattern has been repeated many times in spiders.

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Might also be Menemerus bivittatus female.. also in Golden Guide.

I agree.
This species is easily confused with Platycryptus undatus (formerly Metacyrba).

Looks somewhat like
a jumping spider, Metacyrba undata female, based on the drawing in The Golden Guide to Spiders. EXCEPT your subject has light colored legs and the one in the guide has dark. I also googled Metacyrba and didn't see any similar images. Spiders are so hard, but I am trying to get a copy of that new photo guide!

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