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Ladybird Spider

Eresus cinnaberinus


Males are up to 11 mm long, females can reach up to 20 millimetres. Males have a black prosoma and a strikingly red opisthosoma with four black dots (sometimes with white lining), resembling a Ladybird. The back legs have white stripes, the hind legs are partly red. Females are black with some white hairs, only the front is sometimes yellow.


Mountain clearing, Nature park Velebit

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Ladybird Spider
Eresus cinnaberinus Eresus cinnaberinus

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26 Comments (1–25)

maplemoth662 4 years ago

A beautiful photo....a beautiful, colorful spider....

Jopy 6 years ago

Thank you, very much! I am glad you have choose my photo :)

AshleyT 6 years ago

Congrats Jopy, your striking Ladybird Spider has made the top 10 arthropod spottings in the '2015 Best Wildlife Photo' mission! Rangers are voting on the top 10 arthropod spottings, and the top 3 will be announced on February 9th. The top 3 spottings will be commented on here on the site, but make sure you keep a look out on our Facebook app page for the announcement as well! Congratulations on making the top 10!

Sintija Valucka
Sintija Valucka 7 years ago

Thank you very much! :))

Jopy 7 years ago

Thank you, Daniele and Sintija, btw. congratulation for graduation, I'm happy for you :)

DanielePralong 7 years ago

Belated congratulations Jopy!

Sintija Valucka
Sintija Valucka 7 years ago

Beautiful spotting! :)
Congratulations, Jopy! :))

Jopy 7 years ago

Thank you, Sckel :)

Sckel 7 years ago

congrats Jopy :)

Jopy 7 years ago

Thank you all :)

IrinaSh 7 years ago

Кадр замечательный!Примите мои поздравления!

Desmond.E.S.O 7 years ago

Soo cool! I love those!

James McNair
James McNair 7 years ago

Congrats Jopy, a real beauty

Jopy 7 years ago

Thank you, Mark, for my lecture in school I use my pictures and few kids in my school asked me the same question.. :) Thank you very much, Antonio!

Awesome capture Jopy,just beautiful,congrats on the well deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Congrats Jopy. I'll need to think more about why a spider would choose to mimic a ladybug. ::)

Jopy 7 years ago

Thank you very much, Yasser, and thank you all for kind words!! I'm really happy that this beautiful and endangered spider is choosen as SOTD...

Zlatan Celebic
Zlatan Celebic 7 years ago

Congrats - great one! super

LuisStevens 7 years ago

Congrats Jopy! Beautiful SOTD.

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 7 years ago

Congratulations for this well deserved SOTD.

Yasser 7 years ago

Jopy, congratulations! This gorgeous spider was chosen as our Spotting of the Day! Thanks for sharing this beauty with us and we look forward to seeing more of your wildlife encounters. Congrats again!

We've shared the news with our Facebook and Twitter friends as well:


DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 7 years ago

Great spotting, Jopy!

Jopy 7 years ago

Thank you, Dave, for ID!
Thank you all for nice comments...

LuisStevens 7 years ago

Great looking spider Jopy!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 7 years ago

I'd look for the jumping spiders (Salticidae) in your area.

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Tribanj, Zadarska županija, Croatia

Spotted on Jun 1, 2014
Submitted on Jun 10, 2015

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