"Is this Mitopus Morio? I cant find any records of it with this colouration. Found 3000 ft up in the Scottish highlands."
This certainly is Mitopus morio, they do vary considerably in colouration and patterning. This also appears to be a female as she has a larger and more oval-shaped body compared to the males. Thanks for your enquiry and please do get in touch with any queries on email@example.com.
Grid Ref:SU407058 Date found: 17/08/2021 Time: 13:46
Situated in the deciduous forest at Dibden Inclosure. Spider was very small, a leg-span of no more than a centimeter, if that if I recall correctly. I'm almost at full zoom on the macro. He was perfectly disguised on the beech tree, and sitting in a position right where the dappled sunlight fell upon the bark.
Whilst observing a couple of field digger wasps last week, I noticed this crab spider. It was attempting to climb, unsuccessfully, a south facing, sandy bank at the side of a track. Open heather hill, with bracken, a couple of hundred metres from a pine forest and elevation of 390 metres. My thoughts are Xysticus bifasciatus. Confirmation of identity would be much appreciated. PH20 1BS
This is Odiellus spinosus - a large-bodied and short-legged harvestman with a mostly southern distribution. They are generally spiky with a robust trident and distinctly dark-edged saddle. The saddle ends abruptly, often making a staple-shaped mark towards the back.
I will add the record to the database, many thanks for sharing.
Meg Skinner (recording scheme organiser for Opiliones)
Please can you help me ID this spider and see if we need to seek medical care? This spider bit my daughter. We cannot see any puncture wounds but it did quickly have a raised white area close to the bite itself, followed by a fairly circular red area around it. These coloured, swollen areas receded after approx 30 mins. I have caught the spider (I won’t be killing it; it will be released away from the home in the morning) and can provide other photos of able. It’s hard to get a decent photo but I’m wondering if it is a Tube Web spider.
Seen in GL72BE.
Please let me know if these photos aren’t clear enough and I’ll upload more. Many thanks for your help.
Am I right or is this something else?
Grateful for any help in identifying it - many thanks in advance Pansy SU 89228 42415
Thank you for the identification.
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