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Metaltella? - Metaltella simoni

Metaltella? - Metaltella simoni
College Station, Brazos County, Texas, USA
October 30, 2010
Size: 1/2"
Looks kinda like a Metaltella to me, but I'm not sure if there are other similar-looking spiders that it might actually be.

Moved to Metaltella simoni
Moved from Entelegynes . Suggested by Kryon seconded by Mandy Howe.

I see a lot of images being moved with reference to comments others have made. Where are these images being discussed? (I don't see anything in the Arachnological Forum) Why aren't the comments on the images where they belong?

Actually there were more comments about this one
I was just being a little lazy. Here are the comments in their entirety:

From Kryon - Metaltella simoni? I'm going again by that sawtooth-like pattern on the abdomen. It may be that others have similar that I'm not aware of, though. Is there a checklist or something around for TX?

From Mandy: I totally agree with M. simoni. The only other spiders in TX that have a (somewhat) similar coloration are Titanoeca, but those doesn't fit. There aren't any members of Amaurobiidae there (not currently known or collected, at least), so those can be counted out, too. Leaving only M. simoni that looks like that, plus that species has become really common in the Gulf States. The best TX checklist I know of at the moment is Allen Dean's at Texas A&M:

I'll answer that other question in an email.

Moved from Spiders. Do you have any more images of this spider?

Metaltella ?
It does look a like like the Metaltella in the guide. One thing that looks similar is Cybaeus & some Amaurobiidae.

Moved from ID Request.

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