|Site location map. Click to enlarge.|
|Black pines bordering the Ferndale|
Park and Ride lot.
|Mt Baker, as seen from the Haggen|
|Black pines bordering picnic area|
next to the Nooksack River
|The fallen cone microhabitat|
|Black pines on C St. |
|Dictynid female from C St. cones|
turns out to be Lathys humilis
|Black pines at Blaine post office|
The mix of spiders I tapped from pine cones in Ferndale and Blaine was pretty typical of what I find in the urban Interstate 5 corridor. But I was frankly surprised that I didn't find any O. praticola in cones in either city. This is especially true of Blaine, which is only a few miles from locations in British Columbia where O. praticola has been collected.
|Ozyptila praticola sampling sites in WA and B.C. Blue or purple: Confirmed with |
adult specimen; Yellow: Juvenile likely O. praticola; Red: No O. praticola
found. Note: B.C. records via Bennett et. al 2014