Lasiodora parahybana or difficilis Female - 5"
Vanessa

Lasiodora parahybana or difficilis Female - 5"

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

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