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Philodromus sp. cespitum 18594

Observed: 3rd July 2013 By: Wildlife Ranger
Freshwater Environment & Ecology Trust
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Description:

Ammended to Philodromus likely Philodromus sp. cespitum however the safets ob I think like many spiders is perhaps genus as this is a difficult one without detailed exam Note the last image is of another specimen on adjacent plant

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Species

Only in my opinion but all the legs on this specimen look a similar size and thickness. This would rule out Misumeninae (which includes Xysticus species). In Misumeninae the front two pairs of legs are noticeably stouter and stronger. I don't know what it is but I would look in Philodrominae, I think.

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Spider

Thats useful Chris I am literally uploading the sequence to Flikr in an hour but have found a patterned version of the same that must have been adjacent which i think may give more clues here may be a juvenile A lot flying yesterday . It does not seem right eye arranngement ??? for the Xysticus I have seen

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Philodromus cespitum?

Could be a pale specimen, and I think I can see the cardiac mark and very pale chevrons (or is it my eyes?).

Andy Keay

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Spider ID

No I think you are right ??? juvenile ?? Although it was quite big 10- 13 mm . I am going to add the one in proximity which is a differnent specimen

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Philodromus sp. cespitum

Thanks Chris / Andy I think the observation is up to speed now not Xysticus as originally thought but I think Andy is spot on

See this link for similar comparison

http://www.flickr.com/photos/chirpy_uk/3591981783/

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