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Amphinectid Spider (male)

Metaltella simoni


Brown spider with dark abdomen that has a light pattern. The underside of the abdomen also has a light pattern as seen in the last image. This is a male based on the large pedipalps. The female of this species can be seen at my other spotting:


Under a flat rock in the backyard garden. Originally from Argentina. "Long established in the Gulf States from Florida - Texas. More recently established in southern California and North Carolina." - BugGuide

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Escondido, California, USA

Lat: 33.14, Long: -117.05

Spotted on Jan 13, 2013
Submitted on Jan 14, 2013

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