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Unknown spider

Observed: 11th June 2013 By: sueahill
spider
Description:
Identifications
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    Likely ID
    Atypis affinis
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
    ID agreements (): 3 People
    • andyk
      London Natural History Society
      andyk is knowledgeable about Invertebratesandyk’s earned reputation in Invertebratesandyk’s earned reputation in Invertebratesandyk’s earned reputation in Invertebratesandyk’s earned reputation in Invertebratesandyk’s earned reputation in Invertebrates
    • AláineAláine’s reputation in InvertebratesAláine’s reputation in Invertebrates
    • stevegregory
      British Myriapod and Isopod Group
      Invertebrates expert
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Aláine's picture

This looks to me like a

This looks to me like a jumping spider species of the salticus order. They have a very distinct body structure (identical to that of this individual) and characteristic eyes. The commonest of these is the Zebra Jumping Spider, which this spider its certainly not. I'm not too sure of this particular sub-species though, I do know there is a Common Jumping Spider but have no idea if that's what it is.

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Alan Thornhill's picture

spelling

it should be Atypus. I don't like to put in a correct ID if I can give the chance to sunbittern to do it.

Alan Thornhill's picture

new record

There isn't a record from that area so it would be a good idea to report it (to the Spider Recording Scheme, or the county spider recorder if you can find out who that is)

Aláine's picture

Ah yes, I just had a look at

Ah yes, I just had a look at some Atypus images ans there's no doubt on that one. Good I.D!

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sueahill's picture

thank you all so much, my

thank you all so much, my builders were intrigued by this little critter when they disturbed it in our garden - it has been returned to where they found it. I will report the sighting to the SRS scheme or similar.