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Wed 23rd March 2016 12:44 by Karola Woods
Spider identification needed, Rotherham, S Yorkshire, S61
Hello I am delighted this site exists. I found the most interesting spider in my bathroom (I would have photographed it but it/he has now gone) (named him Steve). He/it was black, about the size of a ten pence piece and (this is the interesting bit) had alternating long and short legs/arms that did not bend i.e. they were totally straight.  I have not seen Steve since but have never seen anything like this. I'm not imagining Steve is rare, but was quite a beauty. Thank you
Sun 20th March 2016 12:14 by Matt Prince
Lost text species descriptions with changed binomial
Hello, are there any plans to reinstate the species text for those species that have switched genera? For example Palliduphantes pallidus - the species account is now devoid of a useful textual summary, which can still be found if the old Leptyhphantes pallidus is googled directly.
Wed 16th March 2016 22:09 by Peter Harvey
This is Pisaura mirabilis, the 'nursery web spider'. It will be juvenile this early in the season, and is a very variable spider in terms of pattern and colour.
Mon 14th March 2016 21:21 by Liz Seymour
assitance on ID needed-
please could someone help id this spider found on a climbing plant in a sheltered back yard at grid reference SK 98963 71537, Lincoln UK. Body length- 10-12mm. I wondered if it was pardosa monticola Any help would be much appreciated, I have searched records but am not getting very far. ID99.1pisaura Copyright: Liz Seymour

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