Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Upcoming Events

Information, insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Unknown Spider - Pisaurina mira

Unknown Spider - Pisaurina mira
Lake MacBride State Park, Johnson County, Iowa, USA
June 17, 2007
I think this was about an inch or so in length (legspan)

Moved from ID Request.

Family Pisauridae - Nursery Web Spiders
I'm having a little difficulty with the eye arrangement. It looks like it's the eye arrangement of Dolomedes, but my gut says it's Pisaurina and the eyes just look funny from this angle. Do you have any images that show the eyes from the front like this shot..

looks just like the Pisaurina mira
i find around here in KS, not far from Iowa. The adults are generally monotone tan colored like this one, but the young ones show the atypical color pattern.

Unfortunately it's the only angle I got, but I believe you've pointed my in the right direction; Thanks!

Comment viewing options
Select your preferred way to display the comments and click 'Save settings' to activate your changes.