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Spider ID please

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Offline JSW099

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« on: April 25, 2017, 12:30 PM »
Hi All,

For all you arachnologists out there can you ID the spiders. I think the right-hand one is Drassodes lapidosus, but cannot find the left-hand one in my books. Alas the latter was eaten by the former whilst I was photographing it.

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« Last Edit: May 11, 2017, 13:23 PM by JSW099 »

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« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2017, 12:42 PM »
One of the jumping spiders... It is a bit like a zebra spider.....
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« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2017, 08:49 AM »
Hi,
I did think that but I believe that Zebra spiders are jumping spiders and before it got eaten it showed no characteristics of this method of movement.

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« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2017, 13:21 PM »
Hi All,

A bit shame-faced as I said it wasn´t a jumping spider but it is in that category and is called Menemerus semilimbatus it is the male of the species.. apologies. I have attached a Zebra spider for comparison

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« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2017, 13:57 PM »
Well done Syd.... Got there in the end :) (knew it was a jumper!)
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