Hello, This little spider jumped onto my knee and quickly jumped back off after the picture. The pale yellow parts were actually iridescent green in person, which is what made me curious. I believe it is a phidippus audax, however I can't find information about them being in the UK, so wanted to make sure. Thanks for the help.
Many thanks for the identification. I confirm she was found on Friday 8th May at our postcode, sitting on a plastic pot in the garden (looking rather conspicuous as the pot is white).
Is there any information available about the size this species usually reaches?
Both taken in a heathland pond, with sphagnum. ( pond to N E of site- I have mistakenly said S on photo file name.) The first, in Feb, is clearly an adult, but is the seconds in May, a juvenile? It was walking on the surface and seemed to be using its feet to sense vibration on the surface. Easy to miss them, but was out looking for dragonflies, which involves a lot of looking round pond edges and only found them on this one pond, where I think they have been seen before. SU85336503
I assume I enter the record separately once ID confirmed and I delete the first record from IRecord to avoid duplication. Is that correct procedure?
Thank you in advance
Found in an old water tank in a dark, damp unused part of our garden in West Cornwall (TR13 0NB) on 02/05/2020. Body ranging from 5-10mm and size including legs is approximately 30mm. We think it could be Meta Bourneti but any advice or suggestions would be gratefully received.
Perran (9 years old) and parents.
I didn't catch it to inspect it more closely. At first I thought it must be a lanigera because of the habitat - I had been mending the shed roof - but the palps are as described in the BAS field guide for erratica: light femur and patella but darker at the tip.
The carapace and abdomen markings seem inconclusive.
Can anyone help?
- Thanks for the response, Peter. Hope it will be added to the records.
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