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Green spider

Observed: 23rd October 2010 By: wmccauley
Merseyside BioBank
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green spider

Green spider, body 8mm in length. Found on an oak sapling in a deciduous woodland. It appeared greener than has it has come through in the picture. I don't know if it came from a web as it was collected in a tree shake activity. It appears to have 6 eyes visible and distinctive abdominal pattern. The legs are striped and have prominent hairs.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


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green spider

Thanks for the ID. I had considered this species but did not expect the variation you describe. It may mean I've got other pictures of this species marked as unidentified.

Note taken on 'look before you beat'.

Thanks again