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Large woodland spider - Pisaurina mira

Large woodland spider - Pisaurina mira
Crystal Lake, McHenry County, Illinois, USA
June 5, 2011
Size: 2.25 inch legspan
This one has me stymied. Most of our woodland spiders are smaller than a pea, but this was quite large. It was resting on a leave on the edge of the woodland trail.

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Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Makes me think
of Pisaurina:



Let's see if the experts agree.

 
What a beautiful creature
The "stance" is very similar, for what its worth. A big proud spider.