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Photo#770315
Linyphiid - Ceratinella - male

Linyphiid - Ceratinella - Male
Cowichan Valley, British Columbia, Canada
May 13, 2013
Size: ~1.6mm body length
Found on the side of the house.

Based on a combination of the carapace and overall body shape, as well as palp features, I'm guessing he's is something in Ceratinella. The palp looks similar to the figure for C. alaskae in Chamberlin & Ivie 1947, but my angle is off and I haven't seen diagrams for other species. I'll check with Rod.

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ID from Rod Crawford
According to Rod, this species is similar to C. alaskae. I wonder if it's what the BC checklist is calling C. alaskae?

Moved from Spiders.

tiny black spider
What a cute little guy. Great shots.

 
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Thanks. He sure is cute - and cooperative too!

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