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Red and Black Spider


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.


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.


A cute little spider with deep colors.

No species ID suggestions


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 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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