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Pisaurina mira
(Nursery Web Spider)

Picture ID 16885

Picture of Pisaurina mira (Nursery Web Spider) - Dorsal

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Found this on my house this evening. I live in a rural area near Grand Rapids, MI. We have a lot of small spiders around but this big guy is a first. Based on our research, we've think it might be a species of crab spider. However, most pictures of crab spiders have hind legs roughly 2 times the length of their abdomen, this spider's are 6-8 times as long.

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grammytam66

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grammytam66

Found one that looks the same in the country surrounded by trees and farmland. Not far from Illinois. Was a bit larger than a quarter in diameter.

ItsyBitsy

Hi, your image has been filed. See above image for ID. 🙂

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