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Loureedia colleni

Picture ID 41706

Picture of Loureedia colleni - Dorsal

Comments & ID Thoughts

Could anyone tell me what spider this is please. We are in southern spain and the spider was very small ( about the size if a pinky nail) and quite furry.

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  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2018
  • Photographed: Oct 2, 2018
  • Spider: Loureedia colleni
  • Location: Murcia, Spain
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
  • Found in web?: No
  • Attributes: Dorsal
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This may be a kind of velvet spider, but I’m unsure. Love the skull pattern on their abdomen!


Hi. Certainly Eresidae family, not big spiders, I find them adorable Harmless, docile, I want one.
Over 75 species and lots of diversity and color morphs.
Eresus kollari includes the ladybird spider:
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There is a limited number of species in Spain, shouldn’t be hard to peg this, don’t expect the same colors or patterns though.


Eresus cf. albopictus

These creatures are stunning.


This isn’t Eresus albopictus, Global distribution (WSC 2019): Morocco, Algeria.
This is Loureedia colleni.


Looks like that species was added to that site and the World Spider Catalog last month, so that info wasn’t readily available when LGD looked. My fault for filing. ID corrected, thanks for catching this. 🙂

Sarah D

I just found one today on my wall (and posted it). I’m in the Alicante region, just above Murcia. Beautiful but tiny spider.