spider Gonatium rubellum, Pulpit Hill

spider Gonatium rubellum, Pulpit Hill

Observation - spider Gonatium rubellum, Pulpit Hill. Description: Found in leaf-litter in beech woodland. For a money spider this is quite large at 3.5mm long. There are some similar species, especially Gonatium rubens, so it's necessary to check the epigyne (female sexual organs) on the underside. G. rubens and rubellu

Found in leaf-litter in beech woodland. For a money spider this is quite large at 3.5mm long. There are some similar species, especially Gonatium rubens, so it's necessary to check the epigyne (female sexual organs) on the underside. G. rubens and rubellum are shown here:
http://www.spiderling.de/arages/Fotogalerie/Gonatium/Gonatium_hilare_rubens_rubellum_3_1024.jpg

I've not found this spider before, so it qualifies for the iSpot/Saving Species "Discover new life" challenge:
http://www.ispot.org.uk/saving_species