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Spider, body 4mm long?

Observed: 1st March 2012 By: nightflynightfly’s reputation in Invertebratesnightfly’s reputation in Invertebratesnightfly’s reputation in Invertebratesnightfly’s reputation in Invertebratesnightfly’s reputation in Invertebrates
1 March 12 (17)
Description:

A small spider shaken out of a heather plant with many other tiny animals. Body 4mm long.

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nightfly's picture

Thanks for the id Alan. Would

Thanks for the id Alan. Would this be a juvenile or is it a very small species?

Cathal.

Alan Thornhill's picture

Actually,

N clathrata is one of the larger linyphiids, but that's not saying much because most are tiny. But it's not as large as, say, N. montana, or Linyphia triangularis which is adult in autumn. Anyway, it's just a suggestion, though I've found plenty (of adults) recently.