The Money Pit

Posted by Graeme Lyons , Tuesday, 1 November 2011 20:50

You know it's getting hard to find new species when you decide to have a go at a few money spiders. I found a couple of different mature males on a gate post today and tried to identify them both. One I failed completely with, the second was easy enough. I looked down the microscope to see the strangest looking palps, with spines all over the place. I was fairly confident that it was Erigone dentipalpis, a common spider. A new one for my list though (3668) but more importantly, I've made money spiders just a little more accessible today. They are not something I am going to be able to ignore forever making up a very large proportion of UK's spiders.

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