Autor Thema: Araniella spider from Saratov  (Gelesen 145 mal)

Anton Kozyrev

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Araniella spider from Saratov
« am: 2021-04-14 21:10:12 »
Russia, Saratov, June.

Raffaele Falato

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Re: Araniella spider from Saratov
« Antwort #1 am: 2021-04-14 22:33:36 »
Ciao Anton.
On the opisthosome of your spider, an immature male, I count 4 (3 and a half, actually) lateral pairs of dark spots. So it could be Araniella cucurbitina or proxima. But it is possible that there is also a fifth pair just above the spinnerets, and not visible in the photo, so opisthographa also comes into play.
In addition, I do not know where Saratov is in Russia  :-\  and therefore I do not know if there is the possibility of excluding any of the aforementioned species.

Greetings from Southern Italy.
Raf

Anton Kozyrev

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Re: Araniella spider from Saratov
« Antwort #2 am: 2021-04-18 20:18:00 »
Hi, Raffaele.
Saratov it is the city on the Volga River.
Thank you for your answer. There only 4 dots, so, I think this is Araniella cucurbitina.