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Black Corsair? - Melanolestes picipes - female

Black Corsair? - Melanolestes picipes - Female
Desoto, Dallas County, Texas, USA
October 3, 2010
Found this under a log beside a walking trail and it made a quick dash for the long grass. I had to move quickly to wrestle it into a jar and injured it in the process. I'll check adult female, but will change it if my ID is wrong.

Absolutely right, M. picipes, adult female.

Moved from True Bugs.

appears it is missing legs, will they re-appear as it molts? as spiders do, ( from what I understand) ?

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