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Wed 22nd June 2016 10:36 by Karl Graves
RE: Spider in Warwickshire
Thanks for the quick reply Peter, much appreciated.
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Tue 21st June 2016 22:06 by Peter Harvey
This is an Araniella orb web spider, but there are 5 variable species found in Britain, which cannot be identified to species without examination of adults under a microscope. Yours is probably Araniella cucurbitina or A. opisthographa. They are harmless to humans.
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Tue 21st June 2016 21:32 by Karl Graves
Tuesday 21st June 2016
Araniella species - North Warwickshire Copyright: Karl GravesCan anyone help me identify this little fella / madam? Couldn't get them to turn around but stuck my head in the hedge and the abdomen was bright green on the other side with no other significant markings that I could see. It was resting on a web on a privet hedge. Postcode is CV9 1DW and we are in Atherstone, North Warwickshire. Apologies for the lack of focus. Will try and get a better shot over the weekend if possible.
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Sat 18th June 2016 07:17 by Peter Harvey
Re: Episinus angulatus?
Please can you provide your location as a full postcode or Ordnance Survey grid reference.
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Sat 18th June 2016 07:14 by Peter Harvey
Re: Species ID please
This is Pisaura mirabilis, the 'nursery web spider. The female commonly sits out on leaves, and is very variable. She carries the egg-cocoon in her jaws until the eggs are about to hatch, when she constructs a tent-like web in tall herbage in which young remain until they disperse. The spider is widespread in much of Britain, including in gardens. See summary and nursery web spider pages.
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Fri 17th June 2016 22:01 by Roger Crisp
Species ID please
I photographed this one on the same day as the Salticus scenicus & Sitticus pubescens. Not as friendly and cute but a beautiful spider Pisaura mirabilis female 04.06.16 Copyright: Roger Crisp
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Fri 17th June 2016 21:52 by Roger Crisp
Episinus angulatus? Amy Buxton
Hi Amy, If you have uploaded the image to your "My stuff/My pictures" as you seem to have done then when you post on the forum there should be a thumbnail of your image that you just click on to insert into your post. :)
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Fri 17th June 2016 20:29 by Amy Buxton
Episinus angulatus?
I found this one in my mum's garden, I think it's Episinus angulatus. Can I have confirmation/correction please?

Location: Peterborough, Cambridgeshire.17/06/2016.

Thanks. :)

Bear with me, trying to work out how to post the blinking photo! Link below. If anyone can tell me how to post the photo so it appears in this thread, I would be grateful. Thanks!

http://srs.britishspiders.org.uk/portal.php/p/Picture/s/Episinus+angulatus

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Fri 17th June 2016 15:03 by Peter Harvey
Re: Jumping Spiders identification
They both seem to be female, but it isn't possible to tell if they are adult or not.
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Fri 17th June 2016 14:52 by Roger Crisp
Re: Jumping Spiders identification
Many thanks for that. Is it ok then that I change the titles of my images to the species names now? Can the gender be confirmed from my images?
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Fri 17th June 2016 14:24 by Peter Harvey
Re: Jumping Spiders identification
Thanks for that. Your jumping spiders are the 'zebra spider' Salticus scenicus, see summary and Zebra Spider pages and Sitticus pubescens, a rather local spider found on walls and in gardens as well as occasionally semi natural habitats.
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Fri 17th June 2016 14:15 by Roger Crisp
Jumping Spiders identification TM528951
Grid reference added :)
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Fri 17th June 2016 11:32 by Peter Harvey
Re: Jumping Spiders identification
Please can you provide your location as a full postcode or Ordnance Survey grid reference.
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Thu 16th June 2016 22:51 by Roger Crisp
Jumping Spiders identification TM528951
Found these delightful little critters in the garden. I had been waiting for them to appear this year so as I could photograph them for identification and recording. The dark abdomen one was approx 5mm and the striped abdomen one was approx 7mm in total overall length. Sitticus pubescens (image 1) 04.06.2016 Copyright: Roger Crisp Sitticus pubescens (image 2) 04.06.2016 Copyright: Roger Crisp Salticus scenicus (image 1) 04.06.2016 Copyright: Roger Crisp Salticus scenicus (image 2) 04.06.2016 Copyright: Roger Crisp
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Thu 16th June 2016 15:31 by Peter Harvey
Yes, no other British Alopecosa this could be. I always think this is a good indicator of a nice spider habitat area which might turn up more good species of sparsdely vegetated ground, lichen 'heath', etc.
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Wed 15th June 2016 18:23 by Stuart Maxwell
Is this Alopecosa barbipes
is this Alopecosa barbipes from Holyrood park Edinburgh NT268730 15/6/16 can this id be confirmed from photos thanks Stuart Alopecosa barbipes (edinburgh) Copyright: Stuart Maxwell Alopecosa sp Copyright: Stuart Maxwell
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Mon 13th June 2016 17:21 by Peter Harvey
Re: Spider ID Help Please!
This is a Tetragnatha orb web species.
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Thu 9th June 2016 12:52 by Justin Thornton
Spider ID Help Please!
Just found this specimen sitting on my wife`s greenhouse in Burnley. Postcode BB12 8AD From a little research, he / she appears to be a Tibellus Oblongus and is apparently a "grass spider", which is odd as we have artificial grass! I may be off the mark with my identification, so if anyone can help, then please feel free to do so!Greenhouse Spider Copyright: Justin Thornton
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