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Phrurolithus festivus  (C. L. Koch, 1835)
≤ 1900   1901-1979   1980-2005   2006 ≤
Description: Darkbrown carapace with head black. The carapace is sparsely covered with fine silky hairs. Abdomen dark grey to black with six white spots, two anterior spots in each side, three midway which together appear to form a chevron and a small spot just above the spinnerets. The male is slightly smaller than the female and has less clear white spots. Legs are yellow-brown, except femore I and II which are dark. Size: Female 2.5-3 mm; male 2.5-3 mm.

Genus: Phrurolithus C. L. Koch, 1839. Characters of genus: The species resemble species of Micaria in the Gnaphosidae since they also run about in sunshine in an antlike fashion, but they lack the iredecence of Micaria. The abdomen is marked with white spots, sometimes appearing as lines. Males with a shiny dorsal scutum covering the abdomen.

Family: Phrurolithidae Banks, 1892 (Ant-like Sac Spiders).
Female
Female
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Male
Male
Male and female mating
Male and female mating. Note inflated male palp
Male and female mating
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