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Large brown spider - Pisaurina mira

Large brown spider - Pisaurina mira
Granville, North - Eastern / Washington County, New York, USA
July 26, 2009
Size: body: 2" legspan 5"
It was early morning when I disturbed it (it was probably sleeping soundly between the screen door and the slider). It dropped down and remained on the screen most of the day undisturbed. At some point in the early evening it crawled back up and settled in. While it was up there (on the top of the metal frame of the screen door) it narrowed itself by bringing the 4 front legs parallel to to the body axis, same with the rear. When it was dark, I noticed that it had caught, and appeared to be eating an earwig. No visible web anyplace. Haven't seen it in a couple days, but I'm sure it's found a nice dark spot to hide out, away from the traffic on the sliding glass door.

Moved from ID Request.

Likely -
Pisaurina mira? Perhaps an adult female?

That's it!
Definitely! Thanks very much for your rapid, and correct reply!


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