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Species Pisaurina mira - Nursery Web Spider

Unidentified Spider eating Little Glassywing - Pisaurina mira Nursery Web Spider - Pisaurina mira Spider - Pisaurina mira Nursery Web Spider - Dorsal - Pisaurina mira Nursery Web Spider - Pisaurina mira - female brown spider 415 - Pisaurina mira Pisaurina mira - Nursery Web Spider - Pisaurina mira spider - Pisaurina mira
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynae)
Family Pisauridae (Nursery Web Spiders)
Genus Pisaurina
Species mira (Nursery Web Spider)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Identification
The nearly straight anterior row of eyes clearly distinguishes this species from P. undulata and P. dubia which have strongly recurved anterior rows. (1)


According to James Carico (1) there are six variations of P. mira. Here is an attempt to attach a photo to each of his six drawings in the reference below. Images 1-5 are for females, 6 is for the male.

#1 & 2 - Typical


#3 Broken pattern (this was on a very large specimen)


#4 Spotted Pattern (also a very large specimen, almost no pattern visible)


#5 Center Line Pattern


#6 Typical Male


#7 Spiderling


#8 Nursery
Print References
(1) psyche.entclub.org - (PDF) The Nearctic Spider Genus Pisaurina by James Carico.