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Photo#435392
N. linsdalei female - Mallos - female

N. linsdalei female - Mallos - Female
Stulsaft Park, Redwood City, San Mateo County, California, USA
July 31, 2010
Size: 3.5 mm
I beat this adult female from an oak tree.

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Moved from Mesh Web Weavers.

Added -
epigynum photos. This may again be Mallos pearcei based on the ventral view of the epigynum, but the ducts don't seem to match that species perfectly - maybe this is a variable feature?

 
Now added -
an image of the (apparently) divided cribellum. This makes it likely to be the widespread M. pallidus.

The internal ducts, while perhaps not a perfect match to the figure in Bond and Opell, fit pallidus better than either mians or pearcei I think.

Moved
Moved from Nigma linsdalei.

 
From Darrell Ubick -
who was kind enough to look at several of my mis-identified dictynids, including this series:

"I've collected Nigma linsdalei on several occasions and it has a pointed abdomen which is greenish with white (guanine) patches in life. Your spiders have a posteriorly more rounded abdomen and all like Mallos".

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