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Photo#400595
Spider for ID - Sergiolus columbianus - male

Spider for ID - Sergiolus columbianus - Male
Port Williams Beach, Sequim, Clallam County, Washington, USA
May 24, 2010
Size: ~8.5mm
I've included two dorsal views.
The first, with flash, is clearer, but has a reflection on the abdomen.
The second, sans flash, shows the coloration of the abdomen better.
This spider was traveling at speed on a beach log, and ran into a crack. Luckily (for me, at any rate) the crack led under a loose piece of log surface. I lifted it up and the spider didn't seem to notice.

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Spider for ID - Sergiolus columbianus - male Spider for ID - Sergiolus columbianus - male Spider for ID - Sergiolus columbianus - male Spider for ID - Sergiolus columbianus - male

Moved
Moved from Spiders.

From Rod Crawford:
There's no doubt about this. Poecilochroa columbiana, a.k.a. Sergiolus
columbianus. We have only 2 species in this genus, and while they do
look similar, in P. montana (S. montanus) the front band is divided
and the mid-length white spots are distinctly different in shape.

 
Thanks, Lynette & Rod. (Someo
Thanks, Lynette & Rod. (Someone could move this to species.)

-K

 
Hmmm
Why aren't you an editor? Do you want to be?

 
Hmmm, I want to be independen
Hmmm, I want to be independently wealthy, live in a place warmer than Germany, and .. oops, that's not what you asked, is it.

I'm not sooo keen on the idea -- mostly because it smacks of responsibility and commitment. (I know, I know.)

Well, perhaps it would help -- I could sometimes "authoritatively" write: "go back and find that specimen and send it to me", etc. ;-)

-K

 
Well,
since you're already committed and responsible I'll request the change. Don't feel like you have to do anything different than you already do unless you feel like it. :)

Makes us think of Sergiolus
in the Gnaphosidae

 
Looks good
This one looks good to me. I wish it had been a better day. I was fighting clouds.


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