Something New

I just wanted to take a moment to thank all of you who have contributed your observations to the Spiders of Minnesota Project and thereby have increased our knowledge of Minnesota's spider fauna. I expect that we will surpass 9,000 observations for the project in the next couple of days.

A number of your observations have been significant in that they have provided new information about Minnesota spiders. Many observations have represented new county records and there have even been a few new state records. With a list of 519 species known from Minnesota (as of 16 June 2022), finding a state record is particularly difficult, especially when you are not looking for them intentionally.

Here's a few of those state records that iNaturalist observers have added to the Minnesota spider list:

Posted on June 27, 2022 15:38 by cheins1 cheins1 | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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Help fill in the gaps in our knowledge of Minnesota spiders and their distribution by submitting quality photographs of spiders.

In order for your pictures to be part of this project, you will need to submit the date and location where you found the spider.

A preliminary checklist for Minnesota's spiders can be found here: ...more ↓

cheins1 created this project on August 12, 2016
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