Alcimosphenus licinus
(Dominican Spider)

Picture ID 100442

Picture of Alcimosphenus licinus (Dominican Spider) - Female - Lateral,Parasite

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Almost sure it's an alcimosphenus licinus or Dominican spider. This one has a parasite.

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LilDame

Yes this is an alcimosphenus licinus.Female characterized by bright red abdomen and cephalothorax with black markings and two parallel rows of trichobothria on the fourth femurs they look like a eyelashes. The elongated “tail” is sometimes forked and sometimes pointed.The male is tiny in size and orange in coloration. Has an oval abdomen with a dark posterior patch and ventrally a pair of white patches. The palps are rather large and bulbous in comparison to the spider’s body size. Also known as Orange-red orbweavers.

TangledWeb

I wonder what keeps it from killing the big parasite larva…

LilDame

Same bud.

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