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Photo#177861
Cellar spider - Holocnemus pluchei - male

Cellar spider - Holocnemus pluchei - Male
Anaheim, Orange County, California, USA
December 10, 2006

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Cellar spider - Holocnemus pluchei - male Cellar spider - Holocnemus pluchei - male

Moved
Moved from Longbodied Cellar Spider. I just stumbled on these, too, and immediately agreed with Ken. Looks like Lenny has these filed under Holocnemus pluchei on his OC Spiders site (views #3 & #4): http://staffwww.fullcoll.edu/lvincent/spiderguide/D253.html. Maybe he changed the ID later on sometime after he sent Ron the images.

Nice shots
Hey Ron, do you know if Lenny manipulated the subject here? I don't thing I've ever seen one of these spiders on grass. I'm wondering if he staged these....no problem if he did, except it should be noted.

 
Yes, Lenny reports that the photos were staged.
They're designed for use in a pictorial guide to Orange County spiders that he's preparing. The background is a gray card. The "stem" is part of some kind of succulent. He further comments: "I agree with Lynette, it should be noted, if a photo is staged."

 
Thanks Ron,
for checking with him about that.

 
Glad you liked the shots.
He'll be providing more for me to post.

 
ID?
I'm far from an expert, but I was wondering if this could possibly be Holocnemus pluchei instead of Pholcus?? The abdomen on this spider appears a bit more "marbled" than I've seen in the other images of P. phalangoides. I could easily be wrong, though... If no one is still subscribed to this image, I'll post this in the forum...

 
I'm still here, but don't know how helpful I can be.
The spider expert at Fullerton College, Lenny sent me this shot to post after explaining there were two cellar spiders here in Orange County. (Now I can't find the post that inspired this one.) He's hesitant to ID spiders from photos and had this specimen in hand when he made this ID.

Really, that's all I can tell you.

 
Thanks, Ron -
I appreciate the info. If you're confident that this photo was labeled correctly and there were no mix-ups, then I'll stop pestering you... :) I was just "spending some time" with this family of spiders and this set of images looked a bit out of place.

 
Never hurts to ask.
I'm fine with these photos.

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