Pisaurina mira
(Nursery Web Spider)

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Picture of Pisaurina mira (Nursery Web Spider) - Dorsal
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TangledWeb

I think this is a male Nursery Web Spider, Pisaurina mira. They have proportionately longer legs than the females. The males’ long legs are used to pin the females before mating to help prevent the females from killing and eating the males before they get the chance to mate. Thank you for looking for an identification on your own in addition to asking us. We appreciate that at citizen science sites like this one. A person can learn a lot about something when they attempt to identify it themselves. Observing spider behavior helps too. The species that I have seen… Read more »

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