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Hahniid spiders

Calymmaria sp.

Description:

About 8-9 millimeters in body length, but sprawling legs make them appear even larger. Colored as shown: Mottled brown and gray with some black markings.

Habitat:

Most specimens were discovered at night in webs on the exterior of apartment buildings where siding meets foundation; also window wells, and a retaining wall made of railroad ties. Overall habitat is coniferous forest: Douglas fir, Western Red Cedar, maples, alder, ferns.

Notes:

Most Hahniids are tiny, so this genus is often mistaken for Coras spp. and related funnel-weavers. Webs are sagging funnel- or bowl-shaped affairs, and the spiders are not in them during the day.

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1 Comment

Bug A
Bug A 3 years ago

Sweet shots!

BugEric
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BugEric

Portland, Oregon, USA

Spotted on Dec 21, 2014
Submitted on Jan 18, 2015

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