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spider - Philodromus dispar - female

spider - Philodromus dispar - Female
Beaverton, Washington County, Oregon, USA
Size: 3mm body
Here is the best photo so I think it will help...
sorry for too many images

Thank you

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Moved from Philodromus.

Moved from ID Request.

Looks like -
one of the running crab spiders (Philodromidae). They don't normally make snares but she might be guarding an egg sac, as you suggest... Please wait for one of our spider experts to comment.

More Thoughts
Doing some more research I think it may be something like Xysticus emertoni

see link Here

Not Xysticus -
I don't think... That's a member of the crab spider family Thomisidae, which normally have the rear pairs of legs much shorter than the front pairs. Your spider seems to have the four pairs "subequal", and I think is most likely a "running crab spider" in the family Philodromidae. I'm not a real expert, though, and hope to hear from other spider enthusiasts.

For reference
Here's a verified specimen of X. emertoni to compare with this spider:

I agree with Ken as to the family, and the genus is probably Philodromus.


Definitely guarding her egg sac!

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