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with Latrodectus hesperus, for comparison - Philolithus densicollis

with Latrodectus hesperus, for comparison - Philolithus densicollis
Uninc. county, Badger Canyon, Benton County, Washington, USA
October 1, 2008
Size: 1.2-1.5 CM
In addition to the migrating Philos just being EVERYWHERE, another hazard is that they helped disguise the population of Black Widow (Latrodectus) spiders that also tend to head indoors this time of year. When you get used to seeing black moving things on every surface, the spiders are hard to single out.

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