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ID Request - Zora pumila

ID Request - Zora pumila
Pearl River County, Mississippi, USA
February 19, 2009
Size: approx. 5mm
I have images taken last month that matches this and I moved to Pisaurina based on eye arrangement,size & range
but may not be correct.

Images of this individual: tag all
ID Request - Zora pumila ID Request - Zora pumila ID Request - Zora pumila

Moved from Zora.

Moved from Anahita punctulata.

Wonderful. Thank you. Eye arrangement matches perfectly!

Hey Lynette
Does Zodariidae = Zoridae? From internet searches, it seems that they are 2 separate families and a new family page should be made...



Oh gosh
That was a stupid mistake. I have corrected it and moved the genus over. It will take a while for the pictures to catch up with the system, but they will show in a few hours.

Thanks Lynette
Just noticed the move and appears right on,I do not know how to create
a link but there is more data on both species and collection data points also in Journal of Arachnology 19:55-66 ,it was a pdf file that
I managed to pull up but the site requires a password I believe.

Johnnyn and everyone,

I think these photos are actually nice pictures of a zorid (Family Zoridae), very likely Zora pumila (native) or the introduced Zora spinimana. These spiders were once considered members of the family Ctenidae, so the confusion is certainly understandable. Tough to be certain, but note the very similar photos of Z. spinimana on the Norwegian Spiders website:

Cheers, Rich

Thanks Richard
Just noticed your right on id here.

Moved from Pisaurina.

seems right to me.

Thanks Lynette
moving to page.

saw your previous images, and I didn't know what to make of them either. But looking at these it seems more like the Ctenid Anahita to me. Not sure though.

Key to Ctenidae
found here (PDF). The eye arrangement shown looks a little different than this image. The one in the key shows the lower outside eyes high and close in, while this photo seems to show them lower and farther out. However, I have no idea if that even matters since I know eye arrangments can vary within a family. I don't know anything about the Ctenid genus (or even this Family), and I hope it is one so we have some in the guide.

That's from the book Spiders of NA.
The spider seems to be an immature. Hopefully we'll get some images of adults and figure something out.

Got it
in id request now.

I will try
and get some more detailed images later this week.

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