different sized front legs
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|misumena vatia, goldenrod crab spider, male|
It seems to be something wrong with this male, as his two left front legs are much larger than the right legs. There is also a difference between left/right chelicerae. Never seen something like this before.
Anyone have any idea what may be wrong?
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- [2012-06-11 7:23]
This is called Fluctuating Assymetry and seems to be often due to stressful events during growth. See :
Impact of a Catastrophic Natural Disturbance on Fluctuating Asymmetry (FA) in a Wolf Spider