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VanessaS

Lasiodora parahybana or difficilis Female - 5"

Could this be a parahybana? It looks more like a difficilis to me.

Lasiodora parahybana or difficilis Female - 5"
VanessaS, Oct 19, 2018
    • volcanopele
      Lasiodora right now is really a pain in the ass to ID, even from a photo. Most of the ways to ID the two are pretty subtle, like comparing carapace size to the length of leg segments on certain legs. I can only offer that she does look lighter than my parahybana. But she resembles a lot of my other Lasiodoras (klugi, itabunae, and striatipes).

      Until a revision paper comes out, all you can really do is trust what she was sold as.
    • VanessaS
      @volcanopele When this girl was sold as a spiderling, there were only two species of Lasiodora being sold by dealers in Canada - parahybana and difficilis. She would only be one of those two species as they were the only ones available at the time.
      I have a difficilis female of the same size and she looks identical to this girl. In my experience, a parahybana should be black all over with more muted salmon colour, as opposed to red, setae on their abdomen. The difference between the two is not that subtle.
      I am almost certain that this is not a parahybana, but I wanted to ask for more opinions to be sure.
    • Nightstalker47
      L.difficilis without a doubt.
    • Nightstalker47
      L.parahybana
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      L.difficilis
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    • kevinlowl
      that carapace is hexagonal
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