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Photo#717798
Adult female - Drapetisca alteranda - female

Adult female - Drapetisca alteranda - Female
Cowichan Valley, British Columbia, Canada
October 25, 2012
Size: ~5mm body length

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Ow! What a pair of choppers.
Ow! What a pair of choppers.

 
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Indeed! That wiry mesh of spines in front sure doesn't make them look any friendlier!

Interestingly for this shot, the spider actually let me nudge her legs out of the way with a blade of grass. Unusually cooperative for a Linyphiid!