Order Archive: Araneae

Small House Spider

Tegenaria domestica – male(19 August 2010) This spider, found indoors, was identified mainly on the basis of its size. At 7mm, it is distinctly smaller than a male T. gigantea=duellica. The spiders forelegs are in contact with another spider under the skirting board, and the spider was determined to maintain that contact, …

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Meadow Wolf Spider

Pardosa prativaga – a wolf spider.(Radley Large Wood, 05 May 2010)

Permanent link to this article: https://www.radleyvillage.org.uk/nature-post/wolf-spider-3/

Golden Running Spider

Philodromus aureolus(03 May 2010)

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Running Crab Spider – female

Philodromus sp. – female(01 May 2010)

Permanent link to this article: https://www.radleyvillage.org.uk/nature-post/pirate-spider-female/

Crab Spider

Philodromus dispar – male(29 April 2009) Philodromus dispar – male(underside of spider above)(29 April 2010)

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Xysticus cristatus – a ground crab spider

Xysticus cristatus – male (4mm)Running around on patio. This specimen is missing both of its II legs.(24 April 2010)

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Trochosa terricola – a wolf spider – male

Trochosa terricola – a wolf spider – male(on carpet in house, 10 April 2010)

Permanent link to this article: https://www.radleyvillage.org.uk/nature-post/wolf-spider-male-2/

Black Lace-weaver – male

  Amaurobius ferox – a cribellate spider – male, found in articulo mortis, on conservatory floor.(06 February 2010)   Closeup of right palp (ventral view) of spider photographed above.(06 February 2010)

Permanent link to this article: https://www.radleyvillage.org.uk/nature-post/cribellate-spider-male/

Four-spot Orb-weaver

  Araneus quadratus – an orb weaver(Bottom: Frontal view)(18 September 2009)

Permanent link to this article: https://www.radleyvillage.org.uk/nature-post/orb-weaver-9/

Meta mengei – an orb weaver

  This spider, distinguished from the very similar Meta segmentata by its underside markings, is normally more commonly found in the early season. Meta mengei is sometimes referred to asMetellina mengei and assigned to the family Metidae, rather than Tegrathnathidae.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.radleyvillage.org.uk/nature-post/orb-weaver-7/

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