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BG1180 C9708 - Castianeira amoena - female

BG1180 C9708 - Castianeira amoena - Female
Barney Farm, Hwy 103, 1 mi. NW Washington, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, USA
June 16, 2007
Size: body length 7.2 mm.
We believe that this is a female Castianeira_amoena. Compare with this photo.
Confirmation/correction would be appreciated.

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BG1180 C9708 - Castianeira amoena - female BG1180 C9708 - Castianeira amoena - female BG1180 C9708 - Castianeira amoena - female

Very pretty!

Moved from Castianeira.

amoena or what?
Is there any reason not to move these great images to C. amoena?

Reiskind's article (1969) shows matching dorsal drawings; he lists two species in the amoena group: C. amoena and C. alteranda. Distributinion of C. alteranda is the northern central states and Saskatchewan; that of C. amoenda is eastern and southeastern USA, including Louisiana...


Thanks Kevin,
you have provided the information needed. Images have been moved.


Moved from Entelegynes.

Awesome spider! Do you know if these occur in Oklahoma ?
I looked at the data for Entelegynes and it shows pretty much all of the US but Castianeira amoena shows only five states. But, one of those five is Texas so I wondered if they might show up in Oklahoma also.

Occur in AR so I am betting they occur at least in eastern OK.

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