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Nursery Web Spider - Pisaurina mira - female

Nursery Web Spider - Pisaurina mira - Female
Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana, USA
June 20, 2010
Found this fellow on a vertical web. I had it labeled as a nursery web spider, although now I can't remember why. If anyone could get me pointed in the right direction, I'd appreciate it. Thanks!

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Nice image of a female Pisaurina mira in her nursery web.

Thanks for the positive id, and for letting me know that it's a female. Do you happen to know why some individuals have a much darker brown dorsal band than others? Could it be age? diet? random genetics? I'm anxious to learn more. Thanks, Eric :)

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