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NO clue what sort of spider this is, if, in fact, it IS a spider. Thank you! - Holocnemus pluchei - male

NO clue what sort of spider this is, if, in fact, it IS a spider. Thank you! - Holocnemus pluchei - Male
Fresno, but way out on the border of the city. LOTS of rural areas nearby. NOT an urban location at all., Fresno County, California, USA
Size: 1cm body, BENT legs 4-5cm

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Looks like a Marbled Cellar Spider (Holocnemus pluchei). Welcome to BugGuide. :)

perhaps Pholcidae
hard to be sure from this photo, but maybe something like this:


Welcome to BugGuide!

 
Holocnemus Pluchei?
Isn't that species limited to the Mediterranean region? I'm only asking in light of what Nincompedia has shared with me.
I think, looking at more pics, it is probably Pholcus phalangioides. Thank you.

 
Holocnemus pluchei
is native to the Mediterranean and introduced to the southwestern US. If you look over the Wikipedia note again (assuming "Nincompedia" = Wikipedia here) it says Holocnemus pluchei is "found around the Mediterranean," AND "introduced elsewhere". They were first recorded in the US in 1974 and may have been here longer.(1) Your spider has markedly different patterns on the carapace and abdomen compared to P. phalangioides.

 
Thank you!
Yep, I usually call Wikipedia Nincompedia, heh. I must have misread the post there because I thought that the comment meant that it had been introduced to Portugal which isn't, technically, a Mediterranean state. I'm ignorant enough about spiders to accept pretty much any learned person's judgment as to the identity of the monster in my front yard. :) H. Pluchei it is, then! Thank you again!

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