Nursery Web Spider (Tinus peregrinus) by Kimberly Chadwick
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Nursery Web Spider (Tinus peregrinus)

Tucson, Arizona using a Canon Powershot SX110IS

Whereas most adult fishing spiders and nursery web spiders are quite large (body length 10-28 mm), Tinus peregrinus maxes out at around 10 millimeters body length, males a millimeter shorter still.

This species ranges across the southwest U.S. from southern California to the southern tip of Nevada, and east to Texas and Missouri. It also occurs in northern Mexico. The “type locality,” the site where the first known specimen was collected, is listed as Hot Springs, Arkansas, but it is suspected that this is in error.

Virtually nothing is known of the life history and biology of this animal. Egg sacs in preserved collections are dated late July and early August. I have observed this species under bark on trees near the edges of ponds, and also at the edges of window frames. It would appear that once an individual spider finds a location that suits it, the spider stays put.

Like most spiders in the Pisauridae, T. peregrinus appears to prefer the vertical plane, rarely found on the ground.

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Comments

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 1 year ago

    I just looked at a bunch of images of Tinus peregrinus online, but nowhere did I see anything to compare to the artistry of yours, Kimberly!! Also looked the critter up, & as you say, there’s not a lot of information out there. Bug Eric’s contribution does tell the tale, but sparsely! But we can guess that T. peregrinus is little & moves around a lot…. Fascinating, & a terrific shot!

  • What wonderful things to say Sheila! Thank you so very much, I do so appreciate your recognition and support <3

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Jeanette Muhr
    Jeanette Muhrabout 1 year ago

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