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Pirate Spider? - Mimetus notius - male

Pirate Spider? - Mimetus notius - Male
Guelph, Wellington, Ontario, Canada
October 15, 2006
Found on a wall at a friend's house. It looks like a Mimetus to me. Any thoughts?

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Pirate Spider? - Mimetus notius - male Pirate Spider? - Mimetus notius - male Pirate Spider? - Mimetus notius - male

Moved
Moved from Mimetus.

Holy crap!
Holy crap! I've never seen a spider like that in my life. That said, having looked at the guide, I guess you're right that it's some kind of Mimetid. Oh, and how big is that guy?

 
Yeah, it's the first time I've seen such a spider
In fact, I didn't even know this little spider is so unusual in appearance until I took it home to photograph. The body is somewhere around 3-4 mm in length, but the legspan makes it look somewhat bigger.

 
Oh wow, I didn't figure it wo
Oh wow, I didn't figure it would be so small. That's pretty awesome!

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