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Photo#107739
large spider - female

large spider - Female
Jefferson, White Mountains County, New Hampshire, USA
May 5, 2007
Size: ~14mm
Found under a rock, and she was eating another spider. The pattern on the victim looks like a Hackle*mesh weaver. Could that have been her mate?

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large spider - female large spider - female

Moved
Moved from Hacklemesh Weavers.

From Rod Crawford:
These look like cybaeids to me but I could be wrong.

Thanks John and Jane
This was the largest Amaurobiid I've seen.

 
It will be interesting to see
what Jeff and Eric say!

Certainly reminds us of
Amaurobiidae - Hacklemesh Weavers. We don't know about mate eating in the group, but the eye pattern and carapace make us think Hacklemesh.

 
Yes.
I agree. Some females can reach surprising proportions:-)

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