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ID please - Scytodes lugubris - male

ID please - Scytodes lugubris - Male
Yucca Valley, San Bernardino County, California, USA
June 29, 2010
Size: 1 cm

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ID please - Scytodes lugubris - male ID please - Scytodes lugubris - male

Moved from Scytodes.

Doesn't like like S. thoracica. There are several species, but I am not sure how easily they can be determined to species -- without the specimen this is certainly not possible (as far as I know).


The taxonomy of Scytodes in t
The taxonomy of Scytodes in the western US is extremely muddled. There are at at least two known introduced species in California (S. thoracica and S. univitatta), and numerous additional specimens, representing both light and dark individuals, presumably of several species, have also been collected in the state. No one has worked through the California spiders and it's not known whether they represent undescribed, native species or are introduced species of unknown origin. With their synanthropic habits, spitting spiders can easily be transported around the world.

Moved from ID Request.

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