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Araniella??

Observed: 15th March 2012 By: MartincitoMartincito’s reputation in InvertebratesMartincito’s reputation in InvertebratesMartincito’s reputation in InvertebratesMartincito’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

Only a few mm across. It was on the rose but I transferred it temporarily to the (dry) bird bath for part of the photo shoot.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Martincito's picture

I'm not at all sure about

I'm not at all sure about this spider, and regret not having had a closer look for a red patch at its "tail" but after looking at lots of pictures on-line I found this site
http://dipode-vie.net/Arachnides/Araneidae/Araniella/sp.html, and especially this picture of an immature female Araniella http://dipode-vie.net/Arachnides/Araneidae/Araniella/BestOf/Araniella,%2... which tipped me towards Araniella.

Alan Thornhill's picture

I think you're right - the

I think you're right - the only other spider I wondered about was an immature Araneus quadratus, but the arrangement of the black dots on the abdomen looks more like Araniella.