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Photo#394440
Spider - Dysdera crocata

Spider - Dysdera crocata
Lake Forest, Orange County, California, USA
May 7, 2010
Size: about 1cm

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Spider - Dysdera crocata Spider - Dysdera crocata

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Is this a spider? I'm countin
Is this a spider? I'm counting 10 legs?

 
Does look that way, doesn't it?
The two smallest "legs" at the very front are actually pedipalps. You can also see them in the sample image I provided. See the BugGuide glossary here.

Wait for the experts, but
take a look at the Woodlouse Hunter, Dysdera crocata:


 
Correct.
Ken made the correct identification. Great images, Nick!

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