I agree Vys. It doesn't look alot like mine, and it is beautiful. My big girl just molted recently too (no egg sac darn it ). I bought a spider as G. mollicoma that looks very similar to the 4 G. grossas that I have. Makes you wonder.....Originally posted by Vys
...Ooh. This reminds me of that topic I made about different Grammys.
Anyway, that one doesn't look alot like J.P's or Joy's grossas, does it ? It looks like the few pictures of G.Mollicoma I've seen ..but then, that might be juvenile colouring, ..or ..anything.
Nice pic though, beautiful spider.
Well, according to The World Spider Catalog by Norman I. Platnick, G. pulchripes is a junior synonym of G. mollicoma. I do agree with you that every pic that I've ever seen of G. mollicoma( including my supposed specimen) looks remarkably similar to G. grossa.Originally posted by Vys
I think your 'mollicoma' is a grossa, while I realize Marika from another angle could show that 'golden' carapace as well. Upon closer inspection of this 'mollicoma' http://www.bighairyspiders.com/pix/sparky4.jpg
pic, I think I'd like to know if Grossa and Mollicoma are the same species. And Pulchripes.