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Photo#386587
Adult Male - Pardosa xerampelina - male

Adult Male - Pardosa xerampelina - Male
Whitecourt, Alberta, Canada
April 18, 2010
Size: BL = 6 mm
As an adult. It is certainly well camouflaged to blend in with the dry brown leaf litter on the forest floor at this time of year ... when it stands still, that is. This one runs readily and is very fast.

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Looks in this image more like he's sunning himself at the edge of the pool. (What can I say, I spent 18 years in southern California.)

-K

 
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Would you believe under a table lamp in a clear baking dish set on a blue wash cloth, at the edge of the paper I put in the bottom of the dish? :) I was thinking last night that I need to use a white wash cloth under the pan. Almost every spider I put in this setup runs to the edge where the blue cloth shows up in the background of the picture.

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