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Photo#442549
Spider - Micrathena mitrata - female

Spider - Micrathena mitrata - Female
greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina, USA
August 14, 2010
Size: 2 mm!

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Spider - Micrathena mitrata - female Spider - Micrathena mitrata - female

This is immature, but I found a male
After spending hours observing many of these spiders today, I'm convinced that the one depicted here is an immature. I believe I found a male (see this page), but I haven't made any effort to determine what else it could possibly be.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

NIce - Great find!
If we're right, we have been looking for this guy. Wait to see what Lynette says, but we think this is the male of Micrathens mitrata.
Lynette, do we know how to tell a young female from a male? Do the spines posterior make this a female?
Either way, a great find, but maybe our overexcitement was premature.

 
I suspect it's a female or an
I suspect it's a female or an immature. Levi 1978 includes one drawing for the male, one for the female. In the drawings, the female has the posterior spines, the male clearly does not. The text mentions the spines for the female but not for the male.

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