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spider species ID needed

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spider species ID needed
vogelcommando, 31 Mar 2013
    • gentle lemur
      Pisaura mirabilis

      Alan
    • vogelcommando
      Thanks for that ! Does it have an English name too ?
    • gentle lemur
      I've never heard the name used, but Google comes up with 'nursery web spider' which is quite appropriate. Few spider species have English names, arachnophiles learn binomials ;)

      Alan
    • Chlidonias
    • Hix
      Dolomedes is also known as the Nursery-Web Spider, I believe.
    • gentle lemur
      We have 2 species of Dolomedes in the UK, which are also found in Europe. They live in wet habitats and can walk across water surfaces, so we call them raft spiders. UK zoos are collaborating in a captive breeding program for the fen raft spider Dolomedes plantarius.
      Pisaura is related but lives in dry habitats.

      Alan
    • Chlidonias
      in NZ we have four species of Pisauridae, three on the mainland and one on the Chathams, and all are endemic. Of the mainland species, one is the nursery-web spider (which usually builds its nest in matagouri or gorse) and the other two are water spiders. All the NZ species are in the genus Dolomedes.
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