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Very small abnormally shaped spider - Micrathena - female

Very small abnormally shaped spider - Micrathena - Female
London, Madison County, Ohio, USA
June 18, 2019
Size: 3mm
I thought this was a piece of dirt caught in a spider web when I first saw it. about 1mm wide by 3mm long. I can't seem to identify it.

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Young Micrathena perhaps?


That's just a guess. The spider experts will be able to say for sure.

 
Agreed
All the juvenile Micrathena gracilis like this that I've seen also had the white dot in the center of the dorsal abdomen, which seems to only be noticeable in some of the more mature specimens.

 
Thank you!
That gets me pointed in the right direction

 
I was thinking the same thing

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