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Female ladybird spider

Eresus walckenaeri

Description:

Eresus walckenaerius is a species of ladybird spider from the eastern Mediterranean. While males are very similar to those of Eresus sandaliatus or Eresus cinnaberinus the females are up to 4 cm long. The females often have a red band on their opisthosoma. Adult males can be found from April to June. The pictured female is subadult, and it was spotted in Agios Nikolaos, Crete island, Greece. She was released back in the wild after the pic.

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Κρήτη, Greece

Spotted on Jun 24, 2018
Submitted on Jul 24, 2018

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