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Habronattus calcaratus maddisoni
By far the most amazing spider I have photographed to date. It took forever to figure an ID on this one -- but the community here finally came through. I have photographed several Habronattus spiders before, but Never one so beautiful, and yet difficult to ID. For a sense of scale, in the first pic, he's standing at the open edge of a soft cover novel -- pretty small!
On a book near a chokecherry bush in a small clearing in a diverse forest.
The book was one of my faves: George R.R. Martin's Game of Thrones.
Spotted on May 20, 2012
Submitted on Sep 20, 2012
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