Unidentified

Picture ID 119579

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

I think this is an Argyrodes Argyrodes, a Dewdrop Spider.
I found it a couple of inches away from a Cross Orbweaver, at the edge of its web.

  • Submitted by: 
    Vonpaulus
  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2020
  • Photographed: Aug 5, 2020
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Livorno, Tuscany, Italy
  • Spotted Outdoors: Low foliage (shrubs, herbs, garden, excluding flowers)
  • Found in web?: Yes
  • Attributes:
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Helper-Harvestman

Aww, thanks. You’re sweet. Your spider is fantastic, by the way! It looks like it’s covered in little mirrors.

Wendave70

Very cool shape and metallic looking. I like this guy.

Helper-Harvestman

Hey there! How’s life treating you? I miss chatting with you.

Helper-Harvestman

Ah, well I’m glad to hear you’re hanging in there. Yeah, these days are not smooth like silk, or well-ordered like an orb-web. They more closely resemble the webs of the Theridiidae, the chaos and confusion of haphazard threads which seem to be thrown together without pattern or purpose. It’s up to us to make the most of the unexpected. Anyhow, I’m still keeping up with my spider-chasing, even though I’m not super active on SpiderID. I’ve got some good orb-weavers around, seen 3-4 Sergiolus (?) individuals, and I discovered where the harvestman goes when it rains. I’m also working… Read more »

Helper-Harvestman

Wow, what a wonderfully odd-looking spider! I wasn’t familiar with this Episinus genus; now I see that there is a whole group of tiny cork-shaped spiders being mistaken for Tetragnathidae the world over. I love the multicolored legs – they’re highly fashionable. Thanks for sharing! How did I manage to forget the Alps? Brrrrr. Sounds like a beautiful place to live, though. I have no high mountains in my local area; the nearest are the dense Rocky Mountains to the east and the scattered but majestic Cascades to the west, each range a full thousand feet shorter (at maximum height)… Read more »

Helper-Harvestman

Unfortunately, neither; my browser automatically offers to translate pages into English, and Google Translate is getting pretty good. Almost everything on the page translated neatly into perfect English. I miss the days when Google Translate could supply a good laugh with its questionable but hilarious direct translations.

I’m glad you don’t have a subway. It sounds like a very expensive and impractical mode of transportation in the mountains. ; – ) Cable ways – are those trams, suspended high above the ground? What a view they must offer!

Helper-Harvestman

Individual coyotes occasionally saunter through our property in broad daylight, hunting rodents. At night, we hear the pack rally for their group hunt. Their howling is not a long, mournful sound like a wolf. The sounds begin as howls but break off into yipping and barking. They always sound like they’re having a wild party. In the summer, I can pick out the high-pitched yaps of pups howling with the pack, perhaps for their first time.

Helper-Harvestman

I was born and raised only forty miles (as the crow flies) from the sea, but the winding roads and ranges of hills between us made it into an inconvenient hour-plus journey. I’m not a sea person either; I don’t mind being landlocked as long as I can see the sky. It’s good to love the place you live in. A fair number of mountain people have settled in my area from places like Montana, Colorado, and Utah. I’m not one of them. I just never feel comfortable driving through the mountains. My first home was a flat valley bounded by low hills, not mountains,… Read more »

Helper-Harvestman

Yes, the wolf debate rages here as well. I saw one once, trotting away, in a misty field along the highway. Bears are not that big of a controversy; Fish and Game does well managing them and keeping problem individuals away from populated areas. We have cougars; though I’ve never seen one, I know to stay out of the woods at night. Neighbors share fuzzy greyscale pictures from trail cams. Old-time locals tell of the big cats’ strange cry, a sound like an anguished human scream. There are white-tailed deer, raccoons, and porcupines which visit at various seasons. Tracking can… Read more »

Helper-Harvestman

I’m interested in learning more about this spider. Do you have any observations or resources to share on it?