tiny band-legged crevice weaver - Filistatinella
Manchaca, Travis County, Texas, USA
January 27, 2012
Size: about 3 mm
This must be Filistatinella crassipalpis, since it looks like a filistatid but has the wrong markings (and is very tiny). It matches a couple of descriptions I found in references, especially the banded legs, shape of carapace, colors, and white hairs on carapace. It was found low on an outside wall during a cool morning and didn't seem to mind my camera getting close for pictures. The reflection is from a little flashlight I use to help get more light, since my camera's flash no longer works. Thanks to Joe Lapp for confirming that I was looking in the correct family.
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