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webspinner - Oligotoma nigra - male

webspinner - Oligotoma nigra - Male
Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California, USA
March 18, 2009
Size: approx 10mm
This is the first time I ever saw one of these creatures (or atleast the first time I saw one and knew what it was, anyway). Unfortunately, halfway into our photo session it decided to crawl into my desk fan (which, luckily, wasn't turned on), but either way it's now lost somewhere around here.

I think that this has to be a male Oligotoma nigra given the information on the info page. Can anyone confirm?

There are only three species known in California. Besides O. nigra, the descriptions of the other two do not apply to your insect. The webspinners in this family are not native to the US. Nice work and a rare find.

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