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Red and Black Spider

Description:

A small spider about 5 mm long. It was dark black except for the thorax which was dark red including the beginning of the legs and bottom of the thorax.

Habitat:

Found (700 masl)on small web near the ground in the Amazon rainforest of SE Ecuador. However I have found these under the roofs of houses, too.

Notes:

A cute little spider with deep colors.


No species ID suggestions

2 Comments

Tukup
Tukup a month ago

Hi Bobbit. Thanks for commenting. I thought it was uniquely colored enough someone would be able to give me a clue. I've found nothing even similar. While I'm not a huge fan of spiders like I am snakes, they don't really bother me. Only the Brazilian Wandering Spider am I pretty careful with :-)

Bobbit
Bobbit a month ago

I just spotted this same spider on my front porch. I also noticed on the underside of it's abdomen a white elongated spot. Very interested in what it is. I was shocked to see it on your hand though in the photos. :0

Morona Santiago, Ecuador

Lat: -2.15, Long: -77.69

Spotted on Mar 18, 2011
Submitted on Jan 27, 2019

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