Arachnids of North Carolina
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Castianeira descripta - Red-spotted antmimic


Taxonomy
Order: ARANEAEInfraorder: AraneomorphaeFamily: Corinnidae                                                                                 
Identification
Online Description/Photos: BugGuide, Google Images, iNaturalist, Wikipedia
Comments: At this point we aren't sure we can separate C. crocata & C. descripta. It's possible that the red mark goes all the way to the rear in C. descripta and stops short in C. crocata. Also, males of C. descripta have 'some white hairs at the posterior end, also look for white stripes on the hind tibiae in C. descripta.
Distribution in North Carolina
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Adult phenology:
 High Mountains (HM) ≥ 4,000 ft.
 Low Mountains (LM) < 4,000 ft.
 Piedmont (Pd)
 Coastal Plain (CP)

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Photo Gallery for Castianeira descripta - Red-spotted antmimic

Recorded by: Hunter Phillips, Cathy Songer
Brunswick Co.
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Recorded by: E. Corey
Cumberland Co.
Comment: CACR - Under tin at transect 2
Recorded by: j.wyche
Gates Co.
Comment: MEMI - in visitor center
Recorded by: j.wyche
Gates Co.
Comment: MEMI - in visitor center
Recorded by: FKW
Gates Co.
Comment: MEMI - Honey Pot Rd.
Recorded by: j.wyche
Gates Co.
Comment: MEMI - beside door of visitor center
Recorded by: j.wyche
Gates Co.
Comment: MEMI - beside door of visitor center