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Tiny spider - about 2 mm in diameter. Poss Ocrepeira
Found on the motor canoe taking us down the Napa river to our lodge.
Absolutely Mark & Lauren!
Nice to have a possible family name but also nice to know the experts haven't seen it before.
Wonderful news on this one!
We may have got a little closer to identifying this little guy - Mandy howe passed the photo on to Dr. Adalberto Santos http://www.icb.ufmg.br/zoo//pages/labora..., an arachnoligist with ICB/UFMG department of Zoology who is researching Araneidae in South America. His reply was: "Nice picture! This looks like a member of the genus *Ocrepeira* (family Araneidae), but it wouldn't be possible to determine the species by a photo. We should have the specimen to examine to say anything beyond that. I can say I have never seen any species like this, but it could as well be a juvenile."Mandy has used this as a starting point & has identified similarities in body shape to Ocrepeira yaelae though the colors do not match those of the adult specimens she has found.
Thank you sintija!
So cute!!! :)) Amazing spotting! :))
welcome..same problem I am facing with my lynxs.. :(
Very possibly Uday. I've had no luck identifying the species & have posted it on many spider boards. Thanks for the link.
may b Araneus species ?? http://www.arachne.org.au/01_cms/details...
Thanks ceejay! Unfortunately no one else seems to have seen one either so I can't put a name to the species yet!
so cute. never seen one like this, great colors
Thank you Env!
It does Jemma!
looks a little like a hermit crab?
Thanks Cindy - it was only the size of a pinhead so I'm amazed I found it, especially as we were in a motor canoe traveling at speed & getting soaked by torrential rain!
Wow, not sure how I missed this one. Great spotting, Karen!
That's amazing spider man! :D
Thank you Andrea! You are right - it does look like a kid's art!
WOW looks like a kids art project. Very colourful! Good spotting Karen!
Thanks Daniel - it could well be this photo you've seen elsewhere as I posted it on a few of the boards!
I believe I have seen this kind of spider before in a forum elsewhere. Quite a unique specimen! I'll start researching and let you know if I come up with anything tangible.
Thanks for the link Adarsha. I will send them the pic & see if they have any ideas.
Thats a special one! Wonderful....This link may give some insights...http://www.spiderzrule.com/shamrock.htm
Part of me is kind of hoping I don't Atul - it would be really cool to discover a new species!
Spotted on Dec 4, 2012 Submitted on Dec 8, 2012
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