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lichen-o-phile spider - Eustala anastera

lichen-o-phile spider - Eustala anastera
San Marcos, Hays County, Texas, USA
March 14, 2011
Size: ~ 6 mm
How do you "spider people" get your creatures to take a natural pose? This lichen lover remained in a defense posture so I could not get a great shot. It is a beautiful spider and I encounter it often when looking for barklice. I am a neophyte when it comes to arachnids. Anybody know this one?

Moved from Eustala.

Moved from Arachnids.

You might check out Eustala
We're guessing they can be quite variable. Lynette has been working on these and can maybe give you a more solid ID

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