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unknown spider

unknown spider
Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
September 18, 2011
This was the best shot I was able to get of this guy. It appears to be gray and black but in direct sunlight the legs look almost translucent. It was living in a wood pile where most of the logs had rotted into a damp soil covered with leaves.

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unknown spider unknown spider

Moved from Spiders.

Moved from ID Request.

Genus Amaurobius ?
I'm wondering if it's a freshly molted Amaurobius species. Maybe something like

Same spider...
I added a second photo taken from another angle and in better lighting.

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