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What kind of spider is this? And is that an egg sack? Think it is... - Pardosa

What kind of spider is this? And is that an egg sack? Think it is... - Pardosa
Oswego, NY , Oswego County, New York, USA
May 30, 2013
Size: about 1/2 inch or so.
Found this little bugger on a leaf. I believe it is a "water spider" .... all those little tiny spiders you see running around next to a stream... What was interesting is, the male was close by. It almost seemed as though they were a "couple." Is that her egg sack? Will female / male tolerate each other and "spend time together" ... it just seemed like that, as I have a shot of the male too, who was always close by. And this female I assume, seemed to want to stay on the leaf, she did not run like most do. (This was shot at 2:1, which is hard to get that close to these fast running spiders.)

Thanks again for any help, much appreciated!

Moved from ID Request.

Wolf spider
Wolf spider females often carry their egg sac under their abdomen like your spider is doing. The profile of the cephalothorax and the spines on the leg suggest this is a female in the genus Pardosa. Narrowing that identification down further is very difficult without dorsal images and pictures of genitalia. Great picture!

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