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Unknown Araneae - Holocnemus pluchei

Unknown Araneae - Holocnemus pluchei
San Jose, Santa Clara County, California, USA
September 20, 2009
Size: Body < 1 cm, legs ~ 2 cm

Moved
Moved from Cellar Spiders.

 
This is a lovely photo of a H
This is a lovely photo of a Holocnemus pluchei, also known as the Marbled Cellar Spider. It is extremely common outside of homes (while Pholcus phalangioides is more common inside)throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Its diagnostic wide, black ventral stripe and characteristic patterning are clearly visible.

 
Thank you for help! Is it
Thank you for help!

Is it possible to determine sex of spider?

 
It's not an adult male, but I
It's not an adult male, but I can't tell if it's an adult female or an immature. There appears to be some very minor swelling around the epigynal area but it's difficult to say for sure.

 
Thank you for help!
Thank you for help!

Moved
Moved from Spiders.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Makes of think of cellar spiders
in the family Pholcidae

 
Thank you for help!
Thank you for help!

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