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Little white, red and yellow spider - Zygiella atrica - female

Little white, red and yellow spider - Zygiella atrica - Female
Puyallup, Pierce County, Washington, USA
October 3, 2008
Size: around 5 mm

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Little white, red and yellow spider - Zygiella atrica - female Little white, red and yellow spider - Zygiella atrica - female

looks more like Zygiella nearctica
Have a look at the photo of Zygiella nearctica in the Nearctic Spider Database: http://www.canadianarachnology.org/data/spiders/39205. The specimens are virtually identical, including that beautiful reddish-pink color! Compare that to their photo of Zygiella atrica, which looks distinctly different: http://www.canadianarachnology.org/data/spiders/17166 .

 
doubtful,
the ID suggestion came from a local spider expert, Rod Crawford. He didn't even suggest nearctica, which I assume means it's not found in this area. Luckily, I have this spider preserved in alcohol to give to Rod for confirmation. If it is atrica it will be a county record, if it is nearctica as you suggest, it would be even more amazing.

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