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"Sleeping" Spider

Observed: 6th March 2013 By: Ed_PEd_P’s reputation in InvertebratesEd_P’s reputation in InvertebratesEd_P’s reputation in Invertebrates
Sleeping Spider

"Sleeping" spider on the underside of a piece of fallen bark. Focus stack of multiple images.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


stevegregory's picture

Nice photo

PS I always amazed by the detail obtained from photo stacks.

Martincito's picture

Very nice image!

mattprince1969's picture

Also if you look at the clypeus

i.e. look at the difference between the height of the front middle eyes with the base of the chelicerae (the height of the clypeus) and compare with a definate picture of tegeneria saeva and you should be able to see that the height of the clypeus is very much lower with this beast than with the teg.

Tegs have very little in the way of leg rings, this spider is clearly annulated as would be expected from a.similis/a.fenestralis. However fenestralis would never show such a strongly curved and attenuated palpal apophysis.

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Thank you

Thanks everyone for your help and very useful comments.