Category Archives: Spiders (Araneae)

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Nursery Web Spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

The Nursery Web Spider is a spider species of the family Pisauridae. It grows to about 15mm and they are active hunters that search for prey amongst grasses and low vegetation. Males of this species […]

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Jumping Spider (Salticidae)

  A photo I took some months ago.  This jumping spider was very active.  Since I found it indoors I put it on a white background before the photo was taken.

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Spider – Need ID

After this night’s stormy weather I went in my garden and found this spider making a web. I gently blew at the spider to see its reaction and amazingly this spider jumps off the web. […]

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Lobed Argiope (Argiope lobata)

This is yet another Lobed Argiope that I found in the field.  This is the largest one of this species that I photographed till now. This species, unlike the Banded Argiope has projections on its […]

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Another Lobed Argiope (Argiope lobata)

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Nursery Web Spider (Pisauridae)

Nursery web spiders are spiders of the family Pisauridae. They resemble wolf spiders (family Lycosidae), but they carry their egg sacs by means of their jaws and pedipalps (instead of attaching them to their spinnerets). When the eggs are about to hatch, a mother spider will build […]

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Orb Weaver (Mangora acalypha)

I dont know much about this species of spider. I photographed this spider at night with ETTL and somehow the result was ok. If I am not mistaken this species of spider is called so […]

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Jumping Spider (Salticidae)

The jumping spider family contains more than 500 described genera and about 5000 described species, making it the largest family of spiders. Jumping spiders have some of the best vision among invertebrates and use it […]

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Green Spider (Micrommata ligurinum)

Micrommata ligurinum is a species of huntsman spider occurring from the Mediterranean Basin to Central Asia. It was first described by Carl Ludwig Koch in 1845.

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Banded Argiope (Argiope trifasciata)

This female spider of this species reach the size of 2.5cm and males begin at the length of only 6mm.  The web is approximately 60cm in diameter and is built vertically amongst vegetation.  The species […]

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