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Spider on Milweed - Tibellus - female

Spider on Milweed - Tibellus - Female
Sawyerville, Quebec, Canada
July 2, 2004
Milkweed seems to be a home of choice for spiders and specialy crab spiders
This one was partly covered with silk and was not afraid at all by the camera
Can somebody tell more about his name ?

eye arrangement
This image is being used in the eye arrangement article, thanks!

This looks like a Tibellus
and based on the swollen abdomen and thick silk matting, she was getting ready to lay eggs.

Crab Spider
Based on eye size and arrangement, either a Philodromid or a Thanatid.

I'll guess
This won't be much help, but it could be a sac spider (Clubionidae). Most species appear to be in the genus Clubiona. Can anyone confirm?