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Wolf Spider - Allocosa - female

Wolf Spider - Allocosa - Female
Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA
May 4, 2002
dorsum of the female

Moved from Wolf Spiders.

reasons for move?
What are the characteristics that distinguish Allocosa from related genera?

small size, black shiny carapace, abdominal color/pattern, and leg coloration, which are all characteristics of at least one common species in the genus.

I've added some info to the genus page for future reference.

Moved from True Spiders.

Jeff, what do you think about
and ? We have always felt that all these are likely the same genus.

Tom, Jeff Hollenbeck feels these are not Pardosa, but is not certain in which genus to place them. Any thoughts on where they belong?

I was thinking Pardosas because of small size. If not that, then I have no idea. Pardosas may not have contrast in the legs but I am no authority here.

Hey tom, Why is this image fr
Hey tom, Why is this image frassed? It's a larger image then mine and hopefully can be identified once we get a spider person to look over our guide pages. Actually I noticed your image because it looks a lot like mine..

The same species. I don't know who frassed it but whoever it was, that person(s) should be reprimanded.

I found this image when I was looking to see why some of my images had been frassed with no comment.

Check out this thread in the forums if you have a chance

The only thing I can possiblly think of for frassing was becuse the image was at 1600 pixel width, maybe they replaced it with a smaller version, or thought the image was too big for the guide? Even still they should have commented as such.

image un-Frassed
I don't know who moved this to Frass but I agree it shouldn't have been put there because it's a good image, and probably identifiable at least to genus by someone who has good knowledge of spiders (not me). So I moved it just now from Frass to the Araneomorphae page because of Tom's and Gehan's comments that it looked similar to Gehan's photo and is probably the same species.

If someone wants to move this photo again, I hope that he or she is courteous enough to tell all of us why it is being moved.

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