A green spider with a red thorax and a red spot at the rear of its abdomen
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Thank you for the suggested id. Unfortunately my guide only has one Araniella species, hence my id, and does not mention any other similar species. Is there any reference material on the internet that helps in identifying spiders?
The spider sites I've found are listed here:
Most of these are from continental Europe, and therefore include species we don't get in the UK, while not (yet) including all the ones we do get, so they need using with care. Unfortunately, precise identification of spiders often involves microscopic examination, but there are some superb photos on some of the above web links.
The British Arachnological Society provides a checklist of all the spiders recorded in Britain:
Entomologist and biological recorder
Thank you, I will check out these links.
Lat/Lng: 52.7, -2.6
OS grid ref: SJ6312