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Alpaida latro

Picture ID 50011

Picture of Alpaida latro - Dorsal,Webs

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I've found this spider with around 50 other much smaller but from the same family, we have our garden full of them, they seem to reproduce really really fast. They like going out on gray/rainy days.

I've been looking on every spider website I found and failed to identify them.

I'd appreciate if someone knows the specie, since they are starting to become a plague in our house and no one in my country seems to know about them. (New specie maybe?)

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  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2018
  • Photographed: Dec 9, 2018
  • Spider: Alpaida latro
  • Location: Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.),On Flower,Low foliage (shrubs, herbs, garden, excluding flowers),High foliage (includes trees and tree trunks),Ground layer (leaf litter, dirt, grass, etc)
  • Found in web?: No
  • Attributes: Dorsal, Webs
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Hi there this spider may be a Castianeira amoena but im for sure :3


You win the most beautiful spider award !!! If this is a new species, God has been good to you and Uruguay.


The whole genus is beautiful. If you google “alpaida” and look at the images there are a bunch of different ones with spots and stripes in bright colors.


Hi, this is a gorgeous Orb-weaver (Araneidae). Looks like Alpaida latro. If I have the time I will make a page for it later today. 🙂

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