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What

Black Purseweb Spider (Sphodros niger)

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dlhchem

Date

June 2021

Description

Seen on patio.

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What

Black Purseweb Spider (Sphodros niger)

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bryanirvine

Date

June 2021

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What

Chiggers & Allies (Family Trombiculidae)

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gmalonso

Date

August 18, 2018

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What

Typical Spiders (Suborder Araneomorphae)

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brianstahls

Date

May 24, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

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What

Recluse Spiders (Genus Loxosceles)

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caroline497

Date

September 8, 2020 08:03 AM PDT

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bert_raccoon

Date

May 15, 2021 01:24 PM EDT

Description

Hitchin' a ride on an American Carrion Beetle

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bob15noble

Date

May 12, 2021 02:54 PM EDT

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What

Dark Fishing Spider (Dolomedes tenebrosus)

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sophianguyen

Date

May 4, 2021 05:09 PM EDT

Description

I found this fishing spider while looking for other bugs and I brought him home since he didn’t have the legs on his left side. He’s sitting in an enclosure I made for him and just ate half a mealworm last night :)

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What

Spiders (Order Araneae)

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dbeadle

Date

May 9, 2021 01:00 PM EDT

Description

Araneae (Spiders). Photographed at King's Mill Park, Toronto, Ontario on 9 May 2021. Very small, on open mud...

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What

Armed Spiders (Genus Phoneutria)

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du9

Date

April 30, 2021

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mws

Date

March 31, 2021 04:14 PM EDT

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oridgen10

Date

April 4, 2021 06:12 PM EDT

Description

DJR_6662

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What

Eastern Subterranean Termite (Reticulitermes flavipes)

Observer

antoniaguidotti

Date

April 8, 2021 12:27 PM HST

Description

Rose & Winchester. In community garden composter.

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What

Water Mites (Infraorder Hydrachnidia)

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owenstrickland

Date

April 1, 2020 02:51 PM EDT

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owenstrickland

Date

April 23, 2020 02:45 PM EDT

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What

Mesostigs (Order Mesostigmata)

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kyukich

Date

May 3, 2020 12:07 PM EDT

Description

often found on Hololepta aequalis (Evans)

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owenstrickland

Date

May 4, 2020 09:45 PM EDT

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harshithjv

Date

February 23, 2020 03:32 PM IST

Description

Rhagodima cf. nigrocincta

Cincta (cinctus, cinctum) in latin means "surrounded by". So the portmanteau "nigrocincta" can mean "surrounding by black color". This might refer to colors and patterns on the abdomen of this species. Or it may not refer to black patches on some legs which does not form full circle/ring as in R. Annulata.

But these informations are not clear to me as per the description by Henry Meyners Bernard who described the species as Rhax nigrocincta along with Rhax Howesii (currently assigned as Rhagodes melanopygus). Another information I can find is that as per Simon's 1885 description R. annulata has body length of 18mm and as per Bernard's description of R. nigrocincta is around 1.25 to 2 inches. T̶h̶e̶ ̶s̶p̶e̶c̶i̶m̶e̶n̶ ̶w̶e̶ ̶s̶a̶w̶ ̶w̶a̶s̶ ̶a̶r̶o̶u̶n̶d̶ ̶1̶.̶2̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶1̶.̶5̶ ̶i̶n̶c̶h̶e̶s̶ ̶l̶o̶n̶g̶.̶ (The specimen was just 2 cms long after I re-checked the video where it climbed to my friend's hand. Videograb is attached as last photo.)

Henry Meyners Bernard's 1894 article on the species called "On two new species of Rhax. Journal of Linnean Soicety London" can be read here: https://ww.rcin.org.pl/dlibra/publication/88759/edition/67942/content?ref=struct

The illustrations on the book has been digitized and uploaded to Wiki Commons over here:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rhagodima_nigrocincta.jpg

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rhagodima_nigrocincta_cutted.jpg

Comparing the images above I can see similar black patches on the legs. Also the white moustache pattern has good resemblance on the individual. But I don't see the spurs specified in illustrations.

Note: I am not conforming on the species level identification here. I have just added my notes here for future reference for anybody who wants to take this subject for research.