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spider - Clubiona canadensis - female

spider - Clubiona canadensis - Female
Antrim, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
September 29, 2010
Size: 8mm

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spider - Clubiona canadensis - female spider - Clubiona canadensis - female

Specimen: KMP-06373
Specimen: KMP-06373


Clubiona canadensis
The epigyne of C. pacifica is very similar, but your location conveniently puts to rest any doubt. (Will you send this, nonetheless, when we get caught up, again?)


C. canadensis seems possible to me, too. I have collected many of this species in my area and the appearance and size of this specimen are a good match. I find Clubiona epigynes very difficult to tell apart, though, and it is mainly because of the male and its more easily recognizable palp that I've been able to ID local females with any degree of certainty (after finding the two sexes together).

And to make matters worse, Dondale & Redner write that the distribution of the almost identical (in females) C. pacifica extends "inland to southern Alberta" -- close enough to make things much more difficult without a male.

BTW, where did you find her (
BTW, where did you find her (habitat)?

I was sweep netting low vegetation, mostly asters, at the side of a road. This was at the beginning of a trail leading into a forest with a fast running river 100 feet away. Here's the location, but I was about 1/4 mile from the cedar swamp.

Moved from Spiders.
Thanks Kevin. I'll try to get a shot of the epigynum.

Yes, Clubiona.

@Tom: You've already found C. obesa and C. maritima. I suppose it could be C. maritima, but the male you previously found doesn't show this strong heart mark.

Makes us think of Clubiona
Let's see what Lynette says

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