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Segestria - Segestria pacifica - female

Segestria - Segestria pacifica - Female
Cowichan Valley, British Columbia, Canada
November 5, 2012
Size: ~11mm body length
Found sitting about 2.5m up a young cedar trunk without a web. I imagine there are plenty of crevices in the bark of larger trees for them to setup shop, so perhaps she was looking for a new home.

We identified the last two Segestriids I submitted based on range, but I'm going to check with Rod to see if there are any species not on the checklists that it could be confused with. All I can find on the species is the description by Banks (available online here).

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From Rod Crawford
"The situation with Segestria is this: I long suspected that our local Segestria (or most of them) were introduced, since they almost always turn up on or near buildings. However, after decades of trying I finally came up with a couple of males and they failed to match any common European species. So I have to conclude that pacifica is probably a valid species, and as far as I know, might account for all WA/BC specimens, but Banks' description is worthless and his types are probably juvenile anyway. There's a job for someone here."

Moved from Spiders.

 
Segestria pacifica
Great shots. This one is just beautiful on that lichen background.

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