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Elaver excepta - male

Elaver excepta - Male
Marlton, Burlington County, New Jersey, USA
April 20, 2010
Size: Maybe around 7 mm?
My main question is adult or subadult?

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Moved from Elaver.

Confirmed as Elaver excepta.

Specimen: kmp-6278

Moved from Spiders.

Yes, yes -- adult male. The darkening of the enlarged pedipalp is pretty much a sure sign in most species.


I am always cautious because I'm not sure how much darkening or enlarging happens at the subadult stage for the various species/families (like the one below which is a little enlarged and darkened). I do much better with the subadults that look smooth, shiny, and white and the adults that look like a black swiss army knife with all of the tools/blades left open. :-)

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