|Female Ozyptila praticola in repose,|
with egg sac.
I found her in a cardboard live trap that I had placed in Kirkland, Washington back on 29 March 2018. The trap was a roll of 12" by 3" single-face flute-A corrugated cardboard placed under a layer of pine needles in a dry, shrubby area at Jasper's Dog Park. I returned this week to check the trap and found it inhabited only by the O. praticola, her egg sac, and a few earwigs.
|Female Ozyptila praticola protecting|
her egg sac
If you're interested in this species, you should also check out Tone Killick's excellent photos of a female O. praticola and her egg sac, taken near Gloucester, England.