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Dwarf Spider

Hypselistes sp.


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".


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


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

No species ID suggestions


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.

nursejurs 5 years ago


Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 5 years ago


Alaska, USA

Lat: 62.27, Long: -150.03

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

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