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Calilena restricta - male

Calilena restricta - Male
Pinnacles National Park, San Benito County, California, USA
October 14, 2014
One of the native funnel-web weavers, both this male and a female were found together under a board near the Bacon Ranch, a newly opened portion of Pinnacles Natl. Park near the campground. According to the 1941 revision of the genus Calilena, this species is widespread in Utah, Arizona and Nevada, but this may represent the first record from California.

Both sexes were collected (with a federally issued collecting permit) and identified based on a microscopic examination of the fine details of their reproductive structures. They were collected as part of the newly initiated Pinnacles Spider Inventory Project.

If you have the time ...
could you take a look at this one?

I just want to make sure I placed it right ... if it's not one you know do you know who should I ask?

While the only direct experience I have had with this species involved preserved specimens, the colors, structure, and habitat all appear correct for K. hurca. I don't believe any of the other regional female Kukulcania are that pale and unpatterned. Excellent find!

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