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Olios maybe? - Apollophanes margareta - male

Olios maybe? - Apollophanes margareta - Male
Salt Lake City, N40°46.727'W111°52.629'ele4609, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
June 19, 2006
Eye pattern and overall habitus suggests Sparassidae, western location would be Olios. Any comments appreciated. It's feeding on a Culex,.

Moved
Moved from Philodromus.

From Rod Crawford: Another male A.margareta! Looks like it's got a wee red mite on the carapace too.

Moved
A running crab spider. Adult male.

just for clarification,
Its feeding on an Ochlerotatus canedensis or one of its relatives Oc. atropalpus or Oc. dorsalis. To be sure i must see the wings.

 
Purtty sure...
that the snack was Culex tarsalis. The second blood feeding for the skitter was either me or a Raven (Corvis corax. Put it in with the spider before letting it feed again. OK, I'll check the Ochlerotatus possibility. ;)>

 
OH, Im sorry. you
were right. Culex tarsalis. I didnt think of that when i saw the leg banding but i forgot to check the tip of the abdomen. You work with mosquitos?

 
C.tarsalis
is usually what is found at the location with lightly banded legs, size and feeding schedule. I've known some mosquito researchers from my work, may have picked up some information through osmosis. ;)>

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