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unidentified spider - Sphodros

unidentified spider - Sphodros
Rock Bridge State Park, Boone County, Missouri, USA
April 2, 2011
Size: maybe 2mm (?)
Found these spiderlings in a web in twigs a foot or two above ground. These things were tiny. When got my macro pix home, showed some nice fangs. Friend of mine who knows a lot more about bugs than I do sez they are likely some sort of trap or folding door spider (Mygalomorph) ???

This is my first post. Bug Guide is really great - use it all the time. Recommended by Anthony Zukoff & Betsy Betros, good bug folks.

Any help is much appreciated.

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unidentified spider - Sphodros unidentified spider - Sphodros

Moved
Moved from Mygalomorphs.

Moved
Moved from Spiders.

Mygalomorph
& what a great shot. After a few days if no one else comments we'll move this to the Mygalomorph page where drswanny, Brent E Hendrixson, or someone else may find the images and comment.

 
Thanks Lynette!
Thanks Lynette!

Moved for expert attention
Moved from ID Request.

Holy cow!
Even at that size they seem like their bite could pack quite a wallop. Nice shots.

 
I'm not an expert, but could
I'm not an expert, but could they be purseweb spiders, Atypidae?

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