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6 Legged Spider Looking Insect - Pisaurina mira

6 Legged Spider Looking Insect - Pisaurina mira
Maine, USA
May 4, 2014
A friend came upon this in Northern Maine. It looks like a spider but all spiders have 8 legs. We are all stumped as to what it is. Can anyone identify this mystery insect?

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Nursery Web Spider
It is a nursery web spider. The scientific name is Pisaurina mira.



It lost two legs possibly during molt or due to a predator. You can tell it is a spider because it only has two body segments (cephalothorax and abdomen). All insects have three body segments (head, thorax and abdomen). Click on the image above and click the info tab for more information.

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