Eresidae
(Velvet Spiders)

Picture ID 14642

Picture of Eresidae (Velvet Spiders) - Dorsal

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Its approximately 2.5cm in length. Found in Comporta, Portugal.

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Wow, what a fantastic spider. 🙂 Looks like a Velvet Spider Eresidae/Eresus. I haven’t found a spot-on match for it yet, the closest I see is Eresus solitarius and this looks like it could be something else.
http://www.aranhas.info/img/data/media/101/eresptres1.jpg