Unidentified

Picture ID 135508

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

Hi anyone know what type of spider this is?

  • Submitted by: 
    Spiderpig88
  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2021
  • Photographed: Mar 30, 2021
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Omagh, Ireland
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
  • Found in web?: No
  • Attributes:
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Helper-Harvestman

I believe that is a male trapdoor spider. I didn’t know y’all had those over in Ireland!

Anyphaena

The eye arrangement isn’t correct for a Mygalomorphae

Helper-Harvestman

Oh, you’re right. My mistake. How about Amaurobius ferox, the Black Lace-Weaver? Some individuals [1] are very dark, almost completely black, and they share the comparatively thick legs with prominent light-colored joints between the legs and body, a trait which initially had me thinking (incorrectly) of both mygalomorphs and Genus Kukulcania. Males are known [2] to wander in the spring, which makes it a seasonally appropriate spider as well. Now, I can’t see from this angle, but if the spider had prominent spinnerets, I’d suggest Genus Zelotes, which has a number of glossy black ground-dwelling spiders native to Europe. [3]… Read more »

Vonpaulus

A. ferox looks perfect to me. The front part of the prosoma is darker, which is typical of this genus.

Helper-Harvestman

Hi, Vonpaulus! How are you doing? Is it spring yet over there?

Vonpaulus

Hi my old friend! I’d be doing better if it weren’t so hot..It alrdeady feels like summer here 🙁

Helper-Harvestman

What is it like there? What do you see, hear, and feel this time of year in Milano? The mental picture I have of Italy comes mostly from the movies and paintings I’ve seen. I picture sidewalk cafes, cobblestone streets, balconies with colorful hanging plants, great and ancient cathedrals, and music. Music everywhere. But I’m sure that’s a little fanciful of me, and also that I’m missing many important things in my picture. Would you like to tell me about it? Just if you want to. 🙁 I don’t like the heat, either. I’m glad I have a long, cool… Read more »