Pisaurina mira
(Nursery Web Spider)

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Picture of Pisaurina mira (Nursery Web Spider) - Dorsal

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Thinking possible wolf spider?

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Hi, it looks like a Nursery Web Spider, Pisaurina mira. They are large (for USA) ambush hunters like wolf spiders, but these lie flat like the Fishing Spiders that are related to them. They have a sprawled pose and rarely move. They hunt large insects like katydids and grasshoppers.

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