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Small Black Spider - male

Small Black Spider - Male
Allison Park, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
May 7, 2012

Moved from Spiders.

Small Black Spider
Interesting. Anything showing more of the abdominal pattern?

Some dwarfs that look a bit like this

a bit, but not really that much to the one you thumbnailed
It's hard to tell from your angle here if the carapace is the same shape or not and you're comparing a male to a female which can be a bad idea sometimes. The legs don't look right to me ... your specimen has thick legs and the one you are comparing to has thin legs. Now that's not to say there isn't a similar dwarf spider somewhere. Maybe this one?

However, to be honest I couldn't place this spider to family based on this image. What size was it? Is that a white mark on its abdomen?

I realize that an ID for this is beyond hope. The spider was probably a few millimeters at most, not counting legs. I picked the photo I linked to at random after looking at a number of dwarfs that looked generally similar, didn't mean to imply I thought it was the same as mine.

no I didn't think you meant that
conversations by email can be confusing at times. Anyway, I think you're right this one is probably beyond hope, but likely a dwarf spider.

I think this is the only shot.

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