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Small black spider

Observed: 8th March 2012 By: babu1
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Small black spider
Small black spider with friend

Dull black spider. 8-10mm.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


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Naming of parts

Thanks Alan for ID and the details which make this a pardosa. My trusty dictionary gave me the meanings of cephalothorax (though I'd half guessed it) and 'annulations'
It really is helpful to have this sort of info.
From the size, is this a female?

S Tomkins

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female I think

Based on its size, which suggests it's fairly well grown, and the palps, which should be swollen if it was an adult or sub adult male, I'd say it was a female.