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Adult Male and Female - Trochosa terricola - male - female

Adult Male and Female - Trochosa terricola - Male Female
Whitecourt, Alberta, Canada
April 5, 2010
Size: BL = 8-10 mm
The two spiders initially touched front legs and rebounded from each other, then the male moved in with no other courtship and mating commenced. It lasted about 2-1/2 hours. A week later, the female produced an egg sac.

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Nice series of images and obs
Nice series of images and observations, John! Since it's a holarctic species, I posted a link in the German-language forum.

-K

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