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Dwarf Spider

Hypselistes sp.

Description:

I just love this little, red and black spider! The abdomen and the bottom two-thirds of all legs are black where the thorax and top third of the legs are red. This spider was only about 6mm long, hence the name "dwarf".

Habitat:

Unknown plant in field of fireweed, berry bushes, vetch and lupine.

Notes:

First of this genus on PN and the first in Alaska for BugGuide.

No species ID suggestions

6 Comments

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 5 years ago

What a little beauty ! Looks like he's been polished for the photo. Lovely spotting,Cindy.

Thank you all!
Mark, your similar spider could take on this one. Mine is only 6mm long. I guess I should include that in the description :)

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 5 years ago

Love it!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

That's pretty special. Nice spotting. Very similar to our 'red and black' spiders but they wouldn't last 2 seconds in Alaska. http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/165...

nursejurs
nursejurs 5 years ago

Wow!

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 5 years ago

Fantastic!

Alaska, USA

Lat: 62.27, Long: -150.03

Spotted on Jul 15, 2013
Submitted on Aug 3, 2013

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