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Linyphiinae - Neriene litigiosa - male

Linyphiinae - Neriene litigiosa - Male
Huddart County Park, San Mateo County, California, USA
July 26, 2009
Size: 4-5 mm

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Object on the abdomen?
Can you tell what that pinkish "mass" is on the back of the abdomen?

 
Other image -
On the notes for the initial image, I speculated that it might be a mite? It fell off and I didn't see it on the preserved spider... Do you have any ideas?

 
A mite sounds like a possibil
A mite sounds like a possibility, given the color and size. I've found mites on spiders I've collected this season that also fell off or released their holds once the spider was put into alcohol, so you may be right about this being one of them. Mites seem to be common hitchhickers on arthropods (I've even found some very tiny mites on other mites!).

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