Autor Thema: Agroeca male, the Netherlands, + palp pics => Agroeca lusatica  (Gelesen 330 mal)

Frank van de Putte

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Hello, today I found this Agroeca male (~5mm) in the dunes of Zeeland (south-west of the Netherlands)

Could it be Agroeca lusatica ?
« Letzte Änderung: 2019-01-26 16:04:58 von Katja Duske »
I'm from the Netherlands, but I can read some German :-)

Simeon Indzhov

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Re: Agroeca male, the Netherlands, + palp pics
« Antwort #1 am: 2018-10-02 21:43:54 »
I think so yes.
Simeon

By the way, I didn' t notice you had proposed a species at first and decided to start searching randomly in the genus. The first I looked was exactly A.lusatica just to note "well, it should be in fact that!"

Frank van de Putte

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Re: Agroeca male, the Netherlands, + palp pics
« Antwort #2 am: 2018-10-02 22:26:19 »
Thanks Simeon, the translated Dutch name is "Dune lantern spider", so that was my first guess :)

But I was not completely sure of the palps, I could only find a few pictures online.. (Pierre)

In the dunes here in Zeeland I also find Agroeca cuprea, quite often, but that species is more easy to identify.

best wishes, Frank
I'm from the Netherlands, but I can read some German :-)

Frank van de Putte

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Re: Agroeca male, the Netherlands, + palp pics => A.lusatica
« Antwort #3 am: 2019-01-25 23:47:36 »
I've send this spider to Peter van Helsdingen, a Dutch arachnologist, and he confirmed it's Agroeca lusatica. :)
I'm from the Netherlands, but I can read some German :-)