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Photo#67201
Hamataliwa grisea - female

Hamataliwa grisea - Female
Orange County, Florida, USA
Size: BL 9mm
This type of nocturnal 'sit and wait' hunting technique is used by H. grisea as an alternative to hanging (see linked image).

Legs 1 are held in an elevated position to aid in prey detection.
This may be compensation for poor night vision. H. grisea is a diurnal 'sit and wait' hunter as well, but legs 1 are not elevated in this manner.

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Hamataliwa grisea - female Hamataliwa grisea - female Hamataliwa grisea - female

H. grisea
Hi, Jeff-

It looks like you've spent some time observing these. This particular specimen has such a "fat" abdomen, perhaps it is gravid? I ask, because Brady's drawings of H. grisea seem to show a much slimmer, more truncated (almost triangular) shape.

I found a specimen this week in the foothills of Los Angeles (Griffith Park). For now, you can see images here (ignore text):
http://spinnen-forum.de/smf/index.php?topic=180.0

-Kevin

 
Addendum
But the length and eye pattern seem to suggest H. grisea. Do you remember what time of year you found her?

-K

 
Nice
images. That's it. This one was collected July 14 2006, see first image in natural habitat. The other two are captive images, so I didn't use date.

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