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Apr Ghost - female

Apr Ghost - Female
Culpeper, Culpeper County, Virginia, USA
April 13, 2021
Size: 10 mm
Eye pattern looks like a ghost spider, but I can't ID the species. Very fast spider. Found at night crawling up the side of the shed.

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Apr Ghost - female Apr Ghost Apr Ghost

Moved for review
Moved from ID Request. Also leaning Elaver

Strikes me more as
one of the Elaver, but one with more muted markings. Compare to this face and this general appearance .

Good point. It looks very much like Elaver excepta. I still have the individual. Are there other views that would be diagnostic? I'll release him(?) tomorrow.

After reviewing a 2015 revision of the genus, the only Elaver species expected east of the Mississippi is E. excepta. All other species have much more restricted ranges in regions west of the Mississippi.

Thanks. I'll return her to the shed and let her go about her business.

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