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Photo#1844355
black spider with white markings - Castianeira

black spider with white markings - Castianeira
western north carolina mountains, Jackson County, North Carolina, USA
June 29, 2020
Size: about 1 cm, maybe shorter
Black with white chevrons on abdomen, with white semi-circle on top-posterior of abdomen (does not ring completely around. White rings/bands around joints of legs? Possibly grayish/mottled thorax. Does not appear hairy.
I saw a nearly identical (same description) spider a few days before, in another wooded location on my property. I also saw a similar spider with no white abdomen markings (but with white leg bands).

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black spider with white markings - Castianeira black spider with white markings - Castianeira

Moved to genus for now
Moved from ID Request. This is likely to be either C. longipalpa or C. variata.

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