|Known distribution of Ozyptila praticola |
in Washington (so far)
I returned to my previous sampling location in Issaquah, knowing that there were some untapped cones there dropped by "weeping" white pines (probably Pinus monticola 'Pendula'). This being late autumn, and judging from my recent experiences, I knew the likelihood of finding an adult Ozyptila praticola in any particular cone was not high. But I also knew that the likelihood would increase with each cone I tapped.
|My cone source was three ornamental|
|Fallen cones on shrubs, needle litter|
Weather may force me to suspend further eastward sampling until spring. Until then, I will probably refocus my search southward, towards Tacoma.
|The star of the show, a female Ozyptila praticola from Issaquah, WA|