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Adult female - Neottiura bimaculata - female

Adult female - Neottiura bimaculata - Female
Cowichan Valley, British Columbia, Canada
November 9, 2012
Size: ~4mm body length
Found on the inside of our compost lid during a frost, along with a number of large Pimoa altioculata females.

I've been seeing a fair number of these over the last month or two, usually around plastic things.

ID from epigynum (see diagrams here: http://www.araneae.unibe.ch/Neottiura_bimaculata-data-56.html).

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Nice to have these images, along with those of its more "traditional" habitus appearance you also posted. Not sure I would have recognized this specimen without your genital determination.

-K

 
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I didn't recognize her at first. She's certainly not as clearly marked as the others I've seen around here and online.

One odd thing, though. Aren't these spring/summer spiders? Apparently they are in Britain, anyway:
http://srs.britishspiders.org.uk/portal.php/p/Summary/s/Neottiura+bimaculata

They were very common throughout Oct, and I still find them in plastic even now after we've had some frosts.

 
Adult female - Neottiura bimaculata
Very interesting! I never would have guessed.

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