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Photo#396995
Sinarachna pallipes strigis - Sinarachna pallipes

Sinarachna pallipes strigis - Sinarachna pallipes
Rancocas, Rancocas Nature Center NJAS, Burlington County, New Jersey, USA
May 16, 2010
Size: Maybe around 3 mm?
Is the Polysphincta Genus Group the only choice for this? I wanted to be sure before placement. Host may be Eustala. Hard to measure the curved larvae so size may be a bit off.

*_ This Life Cycle also shown on info page for this species.

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Host looks like Eustala to us.
Let's see what Lynette says.

 
Placement
do you think it might be useful to put one in Eustala? Maybe someday we will ID the species or maybe it will help link the host to the parasite with the images spanning the 2 locations.

 
We're not sure. We just asked Lynette
the same question on a couple of recent posts. Do they go under spiders or under wasps? We don't know what is best. Seems like it would be great to have them in both places, but that's always the question with parasitoids, isn't it?

 
Looks like Araneus bicentenarius
A. bicentenarius is pretty common around here, in Austin, TX, and this spider looks like an immature to me.

Amazing find. Thank you!

 
Except is it a subadult male?
Looking at the palps inclines me to think it's a subadult male. If so, it could only be A. bicentenarius if the host really really stunted growth - unlikely.

 
Much better
I didn't find that good a match in Neoscona, and it was pretty small. Pattern looks good for Eustala and some comments suggest the larvae wait until maturity to kill the host so if the spider was close to mature Eustala seems better for the size.

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Moved from ID Request.

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