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Wed 21st October 2015 21:15 by Pauline Barlow
Thanks Peter!
Tue 20th October 2015 18:00 by Peter Harvey
Yes, almost certainly Pholcus phalangioides. Many thanks for the details.
Mon 19th October 2015 16:48 by Pauline Barlow
Is this a Daddy-Long-Legs spider?
Hi there, found this in my kitchen cupboard and wondered if it was any use for the spider recording scheme? Any help appreciated and I apologise if the photo is poor, it was the best I could do. location : Hull, East Yorkshire, HU4 6AT, Date: 10/10/2015 thanks, Pauline

Spider in kitchen cupboard Copyright: Pauline Barlow

Sun 18th October 2015 23:32 by Mark Rogers
Spider ID sort
Thanks Peter. It was always going to be a long shot making an identification of this spiderling from a photo. With it being so small i soon lost sight of it so i only ended up with a couple of half decent images.
Fri 16th October 2015 17:17 by Peter Harvey
This is a tiny spiderling, unidentifiable to species, and I am not even sure of the family from a photograph.
Tue 13th October 2015 12:06 by Mark Rogers
Spider Identification Sort
I am looking to identify this Spider. As i recently got back into macro photography i am always seeking out insects, Spiders and really all matter of tiny creatures that share their world with us right under our feet. When i was out in our back garden on Friday i came across this little guy.

Spider ID sort Copyright: Mark Rogers

I had never seen a spider so small and only noticed it as it caught the sunlight moving across a fine silk strand. Just looking at it through my eyes i could hardly see what it was, at 1st i thought it was a small mite. Approx 1mm in size, maybe even a little smaller. It just looked like a speck of dust with legs moving across the silk strand. It was not until i got the camera close into it that you could then make out what species it was. I have been searching through many images throughout the past few days online but as yet have failed to find anything remotely close to what this species of spider is.

Help getting an ID on this little guy would be great. I do know though that it is not always possible to make a positive ID from a photo but i am keeping my fingers crossed it can be identified.

The spider s photographed on the edge of a Pansy petal.

Point grid ref: TL0670705638 (51.739301, -0.456008)

Many Thanks

Fri 9th October 2015 19:37 by Mark Sansom
Re: Harvestman on doorstep
Peter - the photo was taken at 55.883356, -3.531207
Fri 9th October 2015 15:35 by Jessica Coombes
Business project
Hello, I am a University student and am currently doing an animal based business project on selling spiders on-line. I would like to ask for any suggestions of spider species you would like to see available

Any suggestions or information is appreciated thank you.

Wed 7th October 2015 19:51 by Peter Harvey
Yes, this is Dicranopalpus ramosus. Can you please provide a full postcode or Ordnance Survey grid reference so that your record can be added to the recording scheme.
Tue 6th October 2015 21:55 by Mark Sansom
Harvestman on doorstep in West Lothian
Found this on my doorstep today.  I believe it is Dicranopalpus ramosus.  Amazing to think it has only been in Scotland for 15 or so years!

Harvestman on doorstep Copyright: Mark Sansom


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