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Metaphalangium cirtanum

Metaphalangium cirtanum

Habitat:

Found climbing a cemented pole in the porch surrounding my country house, where there's an extensive garden, with lemon, orange, pomegranate trees, roses, etc. The place is surrounded by olive and pistachio trees and vineyards.

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5 Comments

AshleyT
AshleyT 7 years ago

No problem! That site has some good info on it as well! Always nice to learn about new critters :)

I just spotted it today, climbing up a pole in my porch, but my house is surrounded by gardens and fields, olive trees and vineyards, so it probably came from the garden. I found some more info here: http://www.fcps.edu/islandcreekes/ecolog... Thank you for the valuable input!

AshleyT
AshleyT 7 years ago

No worries! It's in the right category, it just isn't a spider so should be removed from that mission. It is still an arthropod, just not a spider :) Hopefully someone can at least give you a family or genus for this guy, they are fairly hard to ID to species unless you have it under a microscope. But may be easier if you don't have too many in range!

Thank you, Ashley, I have no idea of the species. Looked like a spider, found it in the garden. Where should I place it then?

AshleyT
AshleyT 7 years ago

This is a harvestman, not a spider. They are different orders of arachnids. So it should be removed from the Spiders of Greece mission :) thanks!

Δήμος Κορινθίων, Περιφέρεια Πελοποννήσου, Greece

Spotted on May 22, 2015
Submitted on May 22, 2015

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