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Spider guarding egg sac

Observed: 2nd August 2011 By: Nick UptonNick Upton’s reputation in InvertebratesNick Upton’s reputation in InvertebratesNick Upton’s reputation in InvertebratesNick Upton’s reputation in Invertebrates
Candy stripe spider
Description:

If I have the species right, the colours are highly variable and can be green like this and everything else seems to fit. There may be similar species I'm unaware of, though...

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Alan Thornhill's picture

Maybe

I reckon you're right with Enoplognatha but to distinguish E.ovata from E. latimana is a microscope job I think

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Enoplognatha

Thanks Alan. Now I've read more about both, I agree it could be either... Both are possible in the chalk grassland habitat at this time of year based on the info I can find.

Nick Upton, naturalist and photographer.