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Is this Sphodros niger? - Sphodros niger

Is this Sphodros niger? - Sphodros niger
Bunker Hill Forest Preserve, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
June 16, 2009
Size: ~15mm
Do we even have pursewebs in Chicago? This guy was just walking down the bike path that runs between the Chicago River and an open oak savanna.

Cool
and someone just found an almost identical one in VA. See this one.

Holy #$%&!:-)
I never would have guessed they range that far north, either, but yes, that is what this is....I know we supposedly had them in Cincinnati when I lived there, but I never saw a web, nothin'....

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