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spider - Pisaurina mira

spider - Pisaurina mira
Merrimack, New Hampshire, USA
June 24, 2009
Found on a blackberry leaf.

Moved from Spiders.

ok so you guys think the photo above is a nursery web spider, but you also said this was a nursery web spider. different varieties?

4 species of Pisaurina, 13 nursery web
There are 4 species of Pisaurina (mira, brevipes, undulata, dubia) spiders in North America, and color varies within the species, and another genus of spiders is in the Nursery web spiders, Dolomedes, which we refer to as fishing spiders.

Also from the info page here in the guide "Spiders of the Eastern US by Howell and Jenkins states that Pisauridae contains three genera and thirteen species."

Hope that helps explain it. Yes, spiders are tough on the ID front. :)

We would agree
Pisaurina mira looks good. Check out

might be Pisaurina , nursery web spider
Can you post a full size crop of the "face" so we can see the eye arrangement?

Pisaurina Eye Arrangement

i just
posted it.

I can't really tell by the "face" pic either for sure or not. You'll probably get somebody else replying too.

ok when i looked really close i think that is the eye arrangement but it would be good to make sure. wow, spider IDing is complicated stuff.

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