There is a very distinctly patterned Wamba
species found in the eastern US. It's only 2 mm. I tried looking through the bugguide images to match it up, but couldn't find anything. Can you all keep yours eyes peeled for this little one?
I don't know if the abdomen was described before or after alcohol... so not sure that the abdomen is really black on white like the description. Legs are yellow... with black rings & spots... I assume it resembles Theridion species since that's where it was moved from.
Feel free to add any species to this wish list... so we can all remember what we'd like to find/add to the guide.
~4 mm(one species - C. mantanum = Theridion montanum) - MT, MN, BC, Manitoba, AB, WA, OR, WY, UT, CO, NM, ON, NY, VT, NH, ME, QC, NF. Found in vegetation of coniferous forest. Abdomen white, grey & black. Legs yellow-white with bands. (pg. 73 Levi, 1957) I'd guess it looks somewhat similar to
Edit - have male, now looking for female.
It appears someone from MT need to find some 'Theridions'.
- 1 species O. ohlerti moved from Theridion. Widespread across the western US also in BC, AK, AB NT, & QC. ~ 3mm, color variable - no drawing, but collected in lodgepole pine in WY or spruce/white fir in NM. Carapace yellow to brown with brown median band. Legs yellow white with brown band at middle & disal ends. Abdomen spotted with indistinct markings sometimes with lighter or dark scalloped dorsal band.
Araneus juniperi - this one's been driving me nuts for a while. I have the drawings but can't seem to match it up with a specimen. I have a feeling it might look very close to A. bivittatus. I put some notes about the description here
- This is such a common species, I'd like a series of images following them from very young to maturity.