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Micrathena gracilis

Spined Micrathena - Micrathena gracilis

10 Comments

bayucca
bayucca 3 years ago

I am really wondering how bayucca could call this one Gracilis...

sjl197v2
sjl197v2 6 years ago

There are currently approximately 31 species of Micrathena for Central America alone. I love how people typically say M.sagittata or M.gracilis, but what about all the rest??!? This one seems most like Micrathena zilchi, but not recorded south of Honduras/El Salvador, so is quite an expansion of range into Costa Rica.

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 9 years ago

Cool spider! Hope you can get the correct ID up.

bayucca
bayucca 10 years ago

I think it is the other one: Micrathena gracilis, female. Sagittata has usually 2 very prominent spikes.

Ignacio Gamboa
Ignacio Gamboa 10 years ago

Con gusto, Alejo

Si Nacho, se parese mucho, creo que si es, mil gracias.

Ignacio Gamboa
Ignacio Gamboa 10 years ago

Alejo si es una M. sagittata
Compárela con esta: http://bugguide.net/node/view/6080
Pero estoy bastante seguro de que si es

Nacho tenes razon y creo que es este dale una ojeada y me das tu opinion... Arrow-shaped Micrathena - Micrathena sagittata

Mil Gracias

Ignacio Gamboa
Ignacio Gamboa 10 years ago

Parece una Micrathena sagitta, pero no estoy seguro. Lo que si es seguro es que es de esa familia

KarenL
KarenL 10 years ago

Beautiful!

Provincia Limón, Costa Rica

Spotted on Jan 7, 2012
Submitted on Jan 11, 2012

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