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Unidentified spiderlings at Clark Creek, Mississippi
Dear Bugman
A couple of years ago I visited the Clark Creek Natural Area in southwestern Mississippi. I took this picture of some spiderlings ballooning from a twig. I wonder if you can tell the species name or narrow it down to a few possible species? My initial guess is Atypus bicolor (Sphodros rufipes)? but I am not familiar with US spiders. Thank you in advance.
Sincerely J. Lissner

Hi J.,
Honestly, we can’t be certain, but we love the possibility that these are Red Legged Purse Web Spiderlings, and that is good enough for us. They resemble that endangered species.

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Location: Mississippi

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