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P1050320

Observed: 13th May 2011 By: glenn01glenn01’s reputation in Invertebratesglenn01’s reputation in Invertebratesglenn01’s reputation in Invertebrates
P1050320
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Martin Harvey's picture

Araniella

Glenn, how are you distinguishing this from A. opisthographa (and the same question in reverse for http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/148610 !)? I thought these needed microscopic examination to sort out?

I think the prey item here is a fly from family Bibionidae.

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glenn01's picture

I agree. I think I've been a

I agree. I think I've been a bit naive in my identification. In hindsight I relied on pictures too much.

And yes, there were plenty of St. Marks Flies around.

Martin Harvey's picture

Identification

No problem Glenn, it's easy to be tempted into trying to be 'too helpful' and going further with the ID than the photo evidence justifies, I've done it myself often enough!

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