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2" long spider with amber legs and matching wide stripe down back of body & tan/brown sides - Pisaurina mira
Dumfries, Prince William County, Virginia, USA
April 5, 2012
Size: 2"
on doormat outside basement door the morning of may 4th 2012. i expected to be able to discern the type of spider by it's markings/color(s) and the way that it kept it's two anterior-most legs on each side together (like the vulcan hand gesture). i was, however, unable to find anything ...

any responses would be greatly appreciated.

thank you!

Moved from ID Request.

Nursery Web spider
Common but huge :)
This is Pisaurina mira.
These are photos I took of one:

The coloration and size seems to be quite variable.
It can also look like


thank you for the reply! I never would have guessed the this spider would be so common or widely spread around the globe.

- and you're right it is "huge"!

thanks again!

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