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Massachusetts driveway spider black yellow striped abdomen - Xysticus fraternus

Massachusetts driveway spider black yellow striped abdomen - Xysticus fraternus
Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
June 20, 2009
Size: 1" about
Is this a garden orb weaver? We found this in our driveway climbing on some supplies.

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Massachusetts driveway spider black yellow striped abdomen - Xysticus fraternus Massachusetts driveway spider black yellow striped abdomen - Xysticus fraternus Massachusetts driveway spider black yellow striped abdomen - Xysticus fraternus Massachusetts driveway spider black yellow striped abdomen - Xysticus fraternus

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This is a male crab spider
in the family Thomisidae. We are still waiting for an expert to stop by and help explain the different dark species. It is likely in the genus Xysticus, and we have seen some images of X. fraternus that look very similar, but that would only be a guess. Hopefully, we will get an expert soon!

 
Thanks!
Every time I guess at something I guess wrong! I spend hours looking through the photos on this site too. I'll wait to hear! Thanks!

I'll add there were actually two of them within about 3 feet of each other. I didn't load the photos of the second one because they both had the stripes.

 
Hi, Bella- It's a mature m
Hi, Bella-

It's a mature male; the stripes are quite pronounced, which I find interesting. If you would be willing to send it to me, I'd be willing to look at it under the microscope, and we should be able to come up with the species. My e-mail address is: bg[at]tiros.net (for more information).

-Kevin

 
Thanks
I've emailed you.

 
Kevin, we got another customer for you
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