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Photo#203350
Very Large Spider - Pisaurina mira

Very Large Spider - Pisaurina mira
Allegheny County, Maryland, USA
July 10, 2008
Size: Large, 1 1/2 inch
This spider was in a marshy area sitting on a leaf waiting for a Great Spangled Fritillary butterfly nectaring on the flower to get close enough. As the butterfly got closer, the large spider lunged, but the butterfly got away.

Moved
Moved from Spiders.

I believe that it was the Pis
I believe that it was the Pisaurina mira because of the lighter color and the brown dagger like marking that shows clearly in your middle photo. Thanks.

Tough call
from this angle. You tell me, did it look like this...

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