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Agelenopsis potteri  (Grass Spider)

Photo of Agelenopsis potteri by <a href="http://www.beyondthelens.com">Catherine Aitken</a>
© Catherine Aitken (Photo ID #83628)

Photographer's Submitted Details

Photo Location Lardeau, BC Photographer Catherine Aitken
Habitat Bush
Photo Date August 25, 2015 Upload Date September 04, 2015
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UTM Northing Photo ID # 83628
Review Comments Male & female mating - male to left facing camera, black-bellied abdomen of female visible to right of male. Male's left pedipalpal mating organ is attached to female's abdominal genital opening (epigynum - not visible here). Pale "blob" is expansible membrane of male's organ - expanded to effect coupling with female's epigynum. Superimposed upon the "blob" is the pedipalpal "cymbium" - the terminal segment of the male's pedipalp and to which most of the male's mating gear is attached.

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