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Sat 7th October 2017 11:02 by Ben Rigsby
Requesting spider ID thoughts please
Hello all

I wouldn't be surprised if i get no ID agreements/other suggestions or comments for my post here:

https://www.ispotnature.org/communities/uk-and-ireland/view/observation/749213/arachnid

So i wondered if anyone here would mind giving their thoughts on this beautiful spider please?

Also, if this is indeed Meta, (and in case i see this spider again), how are the 2 similar species separated in the field? I normally carry a hand lens.

I can supply a 10 fig grid ref for this observation if requested. All the other details that i have or know of the sighting are included in the above post (should you want take this as a record).

I see there aren't many records for either species but can easily revisit this site for another look/better photos sometime, as it's not far from me.

Many thanks

Ben Area Co-ordinator Stroud and Gloucester, Gloucestershire Amphibian and Reptile Group (Glos ARG) Member, Cotswold Fungus Group and Field Ecologist

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