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Photo#57260
Antmimic Spider - Microlinyphia - male

Antmimic Spider - Microlinyphia - Male
Walnut, Los Angeles County, California, USA
June 12, 2006
Size: 1/4"
small delicate spider on my window. Appears very bright red (legs). Looks like it has little claws or gloves for front feelers? Almost like a scorpion. and white spots on his back

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cellar spider?
I believe this is called a cellar spider. They have long, thin legs. Very common in the US.

 
Not a cellar spider... :-)
This is an ant-mimic spider of the family Corrinidae; but which genus/species, I am unsure. It also looks like a male, although it looks like one of its pedipalps is damaged (pedipalps are the little boxing-glove looking appendages at the front of the spider).

Ant-mimic:

 
Not ant-mimic
This is not an ant-mimic spider but a Linyphiid, the male of Microlinyphia, presumably M. pusilla. The long hooped embolus of the pedipalp is a good character.

 
Ant Mimic Spider
Wow that's it! In fact my first thought when walking up to him was that he was an ant.

I am uploading 1 more image. The single image and image where he is on my glass window (and reflecting in the glass) don't show his little pedipalps well. I was facinated with them as I have never seen a spider like this.

Now to figure out where to put the images in the guide!

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