Unidentified

Picture ID 134462

Picture of unidentified spider
  • Submitted by: 
    Natb19
  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2021
  • Photographed: Feb 21, 2021
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Mortagua, Portugal
  • Spotted Outdoors: Low foliage (shrubs, herbs, garden, excluding flowers),Under rock, log, or debris
  • Found in web?: No
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TangledWeb

This is a female Micrommata ligurna. The males have more black on their backs. https://spiderid.com/spider/sparassidae/micrommata/ligurina/

TangledWeb

That’s the job of a Site Moderator. Unfortunately our moderator is busy with home-schooling due to the pandemic. I don’t have the controls or enough fellow volunteers to do it myself. Eventually we’ll get them done. 🙂

TangledWeb

Aww, thanks! If you have knowledge or interest in spiders in your region I could use any amount of help with keeping up with identifications to any taxon. If you aren’t sure (technically we’re guessing with photo Ids) a question mark after an answer shows that. I promise to not get mad about any mistakes. I appreciate the help of everyone who contributes. No one needs my permission, I’m just a volunteer too. Thank you!

TangledWeb

They are very unlikely to bite. Almost all spiders reserve biting humans for self-defense because we can easily win a brawl with them. Spiders are pained by pressure against their bodies. They have senses that we don’t have including ability to calculate barometric pressure for some circumstances. Many species leave their siblings by flying (“ballooning”). It was first noted in science by Charles Darwin when a spiderling appeared on The Beagle when it was miles from land. The point is, they don’t want our skin pressed against them or to feel trapped by it. It’s okay to let spiders crawl… Read more »