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Native Uloborus in Surrey

Observed: 30th June 2013 By: mattprince1969mattprince1969’s reputation in Invertebratesmattprince1969’s reputation in Invertebratesmattprince1969’s reputation in Invertebratesmattprince1969’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

uloborus walckenaerius - The only native non-venomous spider in the UK, related to the common garden centre species (uloborus plumipes)

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Alan Thornhill's picture

Nice find.

I've never seen one and from the NBN map it seems quute rare

mattprince1969's picture

Thanks Alan

I was actually after Oxyopes, but this was an acceptable alternative..

Swept from Calluna and Erica on a PSL weekend at Thursley.

You can't see it in these pictures, but the abdomen is actually quite high and she stuggled to stay upright on a flat surface.

Males were also present with a much more cylindrical abdomen.

Regards,
Matt