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Posted by: Stu Mitchell March 30, 2009 08:04 pm
found this girl today.Not sure of her species yet.Grossa?
http://img22.imageshack.us/my.php?image=20090330bitsandbobs0027.jpg

Posted by: Alex Smith March 31, 2009 06:22 pm
could be the dark form of S.nobilis,cant see the front of the abdomen-nobilis has the white band across the front but i think grossa may have it too, i am no expert im affraid but have plenty living around here in Somerset.

Posted by: FryLock March 31, 2009 06:38 pm
Yup Alex all the grossa iv seen round here have that marking on the anterior of the abdomen (i think i posted a pic here for ID some time back when i first saw them in my area) id think a dark grossa would be more lightly then nobilis but im just going on thinking grossa is more wide spread at the moment and nothing morphological, i love Theridiids but can't claim any great knowledge on them.

Posted by: Bastian Drolshagen March 31, 2009 06:42 pm
hi,
check the epigynium wink.gif

http://www.araneae.unibe.ch/Bestimmung/Familienschluessel/theridiidae/steatoda/Steatoda_inhalt.htm

Posted by: Stu Mitchell April 01, 2009 09:41 pm
thanks guys.Im with you Bill,i love em too but dont have alot of knowledge of them.Do know that all the ones i have here wont stop laying sacs.Thanks Bastian for the link


stu

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