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Photo#22268
Unidentified Spider eating Little Glassywing - Pisaurina mira

Unidentified Spider eating Little Glassywing - Pisaurina mira
Riverbend Park, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA
June 26, 2005
Size: An inch, maybe?
This spider was on the underside of a common milkweed leaf, dining on what appears to be a little glassywing butterfly.

Pisaurina mira
This is a washed out version of the species. It's not the grey version I've been searching for. This obfuscation of the pattern has me thinking that there is hybridization. It's not much more than conjecture on my part. Could simply be morphism. Where is the unadulterated grey Pisaurina? Oh where, oh where? P. mira often targets Milkweed for nursery.

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