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run baby run - male

run baby run - Male
Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
November 11, 2011

Moved from Spiders.

Moved from ID Request.

It has the strange carapace
of the males in Erigoninae, but we can't say which. Someone may recognize it.

I think we need a better picture before deciding on a family for this one. Some theridiid males, for example, have similar bulges around the eyes:

(The bulge is more obvious when viewed from the side).

I am sorry
but this is the only image of it I have, and I actually photo'd it by accident while photoing something else lol. Was a happy surprise when I looked at the picture in the background and there it was.

I'm leaning towards a theridiid. Overall it actually makes me think of Steatoda...

Me too
Maybe these other two images of Brenda's will give us an idea

I'm thinking juvenile male S. borealis?

S. borealis?
Looks like a pretty good match to me, and we have some with similar strong leg banding:

I don't know how much variability the other species in ON have though.

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