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Epigynum, (more or less) ventral view (BG:461555) - Agelenopsis potteri - female

Epigynum, (more or less) ventral view (BG:461555) - Agelenopsis potteri - Female
Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Cleared with clove oil.

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Epigynum (BG:461555) - Agelenopsis potteri - female Epigynum, (more or less) ventral view (BG:461555) - Agelenopsis potteri - female

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I was not sure about this specimen until I dissected the epigynum; even then, I was initially led astray as I focused on the dorsal view of A. emertoni depicted in Paquin & Dupérré, 2003.* But once I flipped the whole structure over and looked at things ventrally, it all became clear; speaking of which, cleared in clove oil.

-K

* If you haven't already done so, it's worth looking at the corrections they published in Zootaxa (2006) as a number of the views of the spermathecae are incorrectly marked "dorsale" when they are actually "ventrale".

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