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Photo#804002
Tiny Spider - Filistatinella

Tiny Spider - Filistatinella
McGregor, Texas, USA
June 15, 2013
Size: ~1mm
Tiny speck on bathroom wall. Other spider nearby


Moved
Moved from Spiders.

Wall Spider
Based on your other image I think we need to consider this might be a Wall Spider.

 
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The other one sure looks like a Wall Spider. I don't know if this one matches though. I think Wall Spiders in Oecobius have a short carapace that's broader than long (and taller in the eye area?), a larger eye cluster and none of the scale-like gray hairs.

Moved
Moved from ID Request. I agree great spider. It does look like the ID below is possible. Any chance you can get more images, esp. a close-up of the eyes from this dorsal angle?

 
I will see what I can do. It
I will see what I can do. It is very tough to photograph and my depth of field is quite limited. I will need to locate another one, which may take a while. I will keep an eye out for them and snap an additional pic or two to help identify this spider.

I wonder if ....
This could be a Filistatinella? I'm not sure, wait to see what the others think. Nice find.

 
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Very cool! Looks like a good match to me.

Spiders of Texas also has Filistatoides insignis... anyone know what that looks like?

 
Found one
but not sure how much to trust the ID

See here.

 
And another one
This one is pretty sure on the ID. See here.

 
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Hmm, it seems like they don't have all the white hairs on the carapace and abdomen that this and the Filistatinella images in the guide do.

 
Nope
Doesn't look like a match to me either, but maybe Filistatinella crassipalpis still works or maybe it's one of the undescribed species, or maybe it's what a spiderling looks like of one of the other genera?

 
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It does look a bit like a juvenile to me. It seems to match with Gertsch's (1935) description of Filistatinella crassipalpis (as Filistata crassipalpus) as far as is visible though. Carapace shape, eyes on a tubercle (not positive about this but I think I see it), thick covering of scale-like gray spines, and leg banding. If we don't think it's Filistatoides, unless there are other genera (besides Kukulcania which I doubt?) not listed on Spiders of Texas, I think Filistatinella is a reasonable guess.

 
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