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Wed 30th November 2011 14:03 by Peter Harvey
Possible Nelima gothica
I think it probably is, but my personal view is that it would be very unwise indeed to accept this identification from images alone, without access to a voucher specimen under a low power microscope to check for confirmatory features.
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Tue 29th November 2011 20:22 by David Blackledge
Harvestman help - Nelima gothica?
Hi all

I've been sent these photos from a naturalist in Cumbria who is convinced this is Nelima gothica - perhaps not a bad record for any county - but particularly for Cumbria where there are very few records.

Not sure whether it is identifiable from photos or whether other species are too similar to be sure - but any guidance would be appreciated

Cheers

Dave

Poss Nelima gothica b Copyright: David Blackledge

Poss Nelima gothica Copyright: David Blackledge

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Mon 7th November 2011 14:09 by Andy Keay
Shortage of orb-web spiders?
I have spent many an unproductive hour searching for orb-web spiders during this autumn. Has anyone else noticed a decline in numbers this year, or is it a feature of the chalk grasslands that I am searching?

Nigma walckenaeri up close Copyright: Andy Keay

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