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Gnaphosidae - Drassodes neglectus - female

Gnaphosidae - Drassodes neglectus - Female
Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA
August 15, 2004

Moved from Sac Spiders.

I had a similar spider keyed by an expert. See coments under this image .


In my opinion there are discrepancies with Clubionidae and Gnaphosidae to eye arrangement and shape; also spinnerets. I have left it in Clubionidae as a matter of convenience, not of conviction. I rely primarily on this Golden Guide; "spiders and their kin" which as you must know is of limited help in identifying genus, let alone species. Your specimen is very similar. I suppose if my house were situated in dry marsh, scattered with stones, I would notice a visitor.

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