All these micro spiders found on the outside walls of my house or shed. Puzzled by the red patch on photo 5
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I would like your help in getting me started in spider identification please
Can you identify this bee please, with its startling white underside and bright yellow lateral band? Thanks L.McG.
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Its best to pop up one observation per post - you are correct in that the first picture is an Araniella but could be one of a number of similars . Remember to use the Get recommended for the latin binomial or Genus Have a go - its all about learning - and having fun
Spiders are a difficult subject to start with many require detailed obs to be certain
You are right to be puzzled by the red spot if its not a seed then it many be a parasitic egg of sorts would be interesting if others might have a theory
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Welcome to ispot Laurence, as Wildlife Ranger has said you really need to post each species as a separate observation.
The red spot could be a Velvet Mite (Trombidiidae), the early instars of some species are parasites on insects and possibly spiders. I posted an observation last year, of a fly with one of these mites attached see http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/289331.
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