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Species Agelenopsis potteri

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynes )
Family Agelenidae (Funnel Weavers)
Genus Agelenopsis (Grass Spiders)
Species potteri (Agelenopsis potteri)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Identification
Hooked tip of embolus on the pedipalp:


Palp-ventral view; again, note the hook at the tip of the embolus.


Epigynum: Ventral/Ventral dissected/Dorsal dissected
Remarks
A side (lateral) view of the spider's head provides the best look at the distinctive hooked embolus. When photographing an unidentified grass spider, try to get a close-up shot from this angle.
See Also
Other Agelenopsis species.
Print References
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Paquin & Dupérré(1)

Kaston (1948/1981)(2)
Works Cited
1.Guide d'identification des Araignées (Araneae) du Québec
P. Paquin and N.Dupérré. 2003. Association des Entomologistes Amateurs du Québec.
2.Spiders Of Connecticut
Benjamin Julian Kaston. 1981. State Geological And Natural History Survey Of Connecticut, Department Of Environmental Protection, Bulletin 70 Revised Edition.