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Spider & minion

Observed: 13th March 2012 By: jeremyrjeremyr’s reputation in Invertebratesjeremyr’s reputation in Invertebratesjeremyr’s reputation in Invertebratesjeremyr’s reputation in Invertebratesjeremyr’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

to the left of the 1st picture there's a second tiny pale spider between 1-2 mil, several of these were running quickly around the web and there are egg cases. Are they young or are they Oonops pulcher, which would make the large one Amaurobius fenestralis, an altogether over-ambitious ID, I think, but an intriguing relationship described in the Collins Spider book (Roberts), Any suggestion for either or both welcome

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Martin Harvey's picture

intriguing

That's an interesting observation, I hadn't realised there was an association between Oonops and Amaurobius. Your suggested identifications seem entirely likely to me, but I don't know these species well enough to be able to confirm.

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thanks, so you don't think

thanks, so you don't think they're its young then.
I notice you've an FSC badge, whose guides I've recently discovered and am eagerly collecting. Most fun so far with British centipedes. I wonder if you might have an opinion on an earlier observation: http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/251318?nav=users_observations

regards,

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