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Spruce-fir moss spider with egg sac | by USFWS/Southeast
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Spruce-fir moss spider with egg sac

Despite existing habitat, the endangered spruce-fir moss spider had never been found on Mount Craig - the second-highest peak in the eastern United States.

 

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist Susan Cameron visited Mount Craig in July, 2019 to search for the spider. Her effort was met with success as she logged the first known occurrence of the spider on the mountain.

 

Photo credit: G. Peeples/USFWS

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Taken on July 19, 2019