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Photo#45858
wolf spider - Pirata montanus

wolf spider - Pirata montanus
Boxborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
March 25, 2006
Size: 3mm

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wolf spider - Pirata montanus wolf spider - Pirata montanus

Pirata montanus "the abdom
Pirata montanus

"the abdomen is reddish brown with a gray bordered basal stripe, and black chevrons on the posterior half. At the laterla ends of each chevron is a white spot of hairs. There is a thin marginal white stripe on the carapce. lenght of femal 4.7 to 5.3 mm; of male 4.3 to 5.3 mm. New England west to Utah"

 
Omar, do you think this is a
Omar, do you think this is a P. montanus? The only picture I could find online is this one.

 
looks like your spider, and l
looks like your spider, and like Jeff said. your spider is badly weathered. hes having some rough times and thats probably why the median band doesnt show that good

 
Pirata montanus
Thanks Omar, I moved it to it's species page. I added another angle that shows the white markings better.

Or
Pirata. It looks wet or badly rubbed (weathered).
I don't know if you are interested, Tom, but there is a good general field guide called Spiders of the North Woods by Larry Weber. While it is directed towards the areas bordering the Great Lakes, (north and west of Michigan) many of the species are found in your area as well. Lots of color photos and line drawings of commonly encountered species.

 
Thanks Jeff
I'll have to get a copy of that book.
This does look a lot like some of the Piratas I found this winter.

 
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to add link.

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