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Photo#44736
Flat Spider - Selenops - male

Flat Spider - Selenops - Male
Vero Beach, Indian River County, Florida, USA
March 12, 2006

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Flat Spider - Selenops - male Flat Spider - Selenops - male

Running Crab Spider or Giant Crab Spider
See Running Crab and Giant Crab. I have a hard time telling the difference.

 
May be something else!
This sure does look to me like a "wall crab spider" or "flattie," in the family Selenopidae. I am really curious what Jeff Hollenbeck will have to say. Might be a new family for BugGuide!

 
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Perhaps I was too hasty to place it with these other ones. We shall see if Jeff or anyone can shed some light on it.
-Sean McCann


triatoma.blogspot.com

 
Sean
sorry I took so long.
As I mentioned previously, these are somewhat common in our area and are known as flatties.
Eric was right on.

 
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No trouble. Thanks for the ID.
-Sean McCann


triatoma.blogspot.com

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