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Red and Yellow Spider - Enoplognatha ovata - male

Red and Yellow Spider - Enoplognatha ovata - Male
Eugene, Lane County, Oregon, USA
June 7, 2006
Size: 0.25-0.5 inches?
Having trouble getting any sort of ID on this beautiful spider. It was found on a pot containing tomato plants on my patio. It's the only one I've ever seen like that, so it isn't a super common least in my neighborhood. The chelicerea (?) look a bit odd to me...perhaps this is a newly hatched spider? I didn't see any web around that it might have belonged to.


Moved from Enoplognatha ovata.

Reminds us of
Enoplognatha ovata, such as . See the comments there about the huge jaws of the males. Outstanding image of what we can only assume was a very tiny spider. We're actually guessing that approximating the size of just the head and body would yield a size much less than a half inch. Excellent image showing all the diagnostic features needed to identify this lovely animal.
Welcome to BugGuide. If you can take images like this we hope we will be seeing many more of your arthropod "finds"! Click on your name under your image and go to and edit your contributor page to tell us more about you and what you're learning or teaching there in Eugene.

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