In shrubbery of residential lawn under red oaks, Cedar St, Ashland, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA August 2, 2009 Size: Estimate 1/4 inch
This spider was in a bush, trying to look like a berry or bud. It let itself down on a line from my glove to the mulch and stayed still, scrunching up more and more if I disturbed it. Sometimes pedipalps showed. There seem to be 6 eyes in a pattern of 4 over 2. Long black bristles show on the middle of the legs, and the forelegs are brown rather than green. Spotted abdomen with white hairs and 2 rows of 5 tiny red spots.
Contributed by S. E. Seater on 16 August, 2009 - 12:54am Last updated 29 September, 2009 - 6:49pm
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