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Pardosa atlantica - Pardosa - male

Pardosa atlantica - Pardosa - Male
10 Mile Creek, Gordy Rd., St. Lucie County, Florida, USA
May 12, 2007
Size: BL 4mm

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Pardosa atlantica - Pardosa - male Pardosa atlantica - Pardosa - male

Moved
Moved from Pardosa atlantica.

Misidentification?
According to: Vogel, B. R. (2004). A review of the spider genera Pardosa and Acantholycosa (Araneae, Lycosidae) of the 48 contiguous United States. Journal of Arachnology 32: 55-108. Pardosa atlantica has white on the palp patella, tibia and a narrow portion of the basal cymbium. I am not seeing any white hairs on the palp of the male photographed here, so I think that Pardosa atlantica is not a correct ID.

 
I
will try to find the source i used for ID and make corrections if needed.
Meanwhile, do you have thoughts on what it might be if indeed incorrect?

 
This ID is indeed incorrect,
This ID is indeed incorrect, and I would not ID any further than Pardosa without looking at the genitalia under a microscope. Please see previously noted literature source.

 
I
will collect a male the next time I'm in the area and verify ID.

In the meantime, I suggest you try to learn the way an author describes the appearance of a species does not make it definitive.

The person writing the description of a species has not seen every past, present, or future variation of the species.

Numerous undescribed color and pattern variations of insects and spiders have popped up throughout the guide image pages. Take a look at Phidippus regius for example. The variations I posted were unknown prior to my collecting and certainly didn't match any published descriptions.

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