north american Ctenus

jsloan

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Any clues as to which species of Ctenus this is. Found in Hernando Co., Florida. I guess Ctenus captiosus.
I recommend keying it out. How did you decided on C. captiosus? To me it also resembles C. hibernalis.

Photo IDs make me nervous. :)
 

telow

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yeah it is a Ctenus but im not sure on which one
surely it would be best to use an id key on it like the others said

but cool spider i havent seen one in a while now haha cool to see here
 

loxoscelesfear

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I recommend keying it out. How did you decided on C. captiosus? To me it also resembles C. hibernalis.

Photo IDs make me nervous. :)
Can't say I disagree. Had trouble locating a current list of FL spiders and from what I gather hibernalis is restricted to Alabama. If you are aware of any literature that states otherwise I would appreciate it.
 

jsloan

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Can't say I disagree. Had trouble locating a current list of FL spiders and from what I gather hibernalis is restricted to Alabama. If you are aware of any literature that states otherwise I would appreciate it.
Florida appears to be part of the range. In Spiders of the Eastern United States (2004), Howell and Jenkins cite Kaston (1978), How to Know The Spiders, as their source for this. That's all I could find.

It might be worth contacting whatever arachnologist is familiar with this species, or Florida spiders (G.B. Edwards?).
 
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davisfam

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Florida's "False Wolf Spider":
http://www.doacs.state.fl.us/pi/enpp/ento/entcirc/ent319.pdf

Here's a link to Florida's Nature Website:
http://www.floridanature.org/order.asp?order=Araneae

Spiders of N. America (List of species):
http://kaston.transy.edu/spiderlist/

Revision of "The Common Spiders of the United States":
http://kaston.transy.edu/spiderlist/emer.htm

Website with Information on FL Spiders:
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/in017

Publications on FL Spiders:
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/topic_order_araneae

Here is a GREAT book with tons of information included via the Internet:
http://www.jstor.org/stable/i25067869

I hope that helps with an ID! If you need anymore information regarding spidiies in Florida, just let us know! Good Luck! :)
 

davisfam

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That's more recent than Kaston, which means that Ctenus captiosus is a more likely suspect. :)
We have tons of information if your looking for anything specific, just let us know and we'll send it your way!
By the way, I'll stick with our ID on this one as well; C. captiosus
Thanks! :)
 
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