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Red legged spider

Observed: 16th September 2010 By: wmccauley
Merseyside BioBank
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red legged spider top view
redlegged spider underside
redlegged spider front view

body length 10mm. Bright red legs with pale green patterned abdomen. On a shed window frame when captured, possibly preparing to build a web. Apart from the colour it seems very similar to previous posting identified as Metellina segmentata/mengei. The abdomen is narrower and more elongated - a difference in sex?

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I think this.........

I think this one is male, judging by the bulbous pedipalps.