Autor Thema: Another young Zora => Zora cf. manicata  (Gelesen 117 mal)

Raffaele Falato

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Another young Zora => Zora cf. manicata
« am: 2021-04-02 19:04:07 »
Gorgoglione, Province of Matera, Basilicata, Southern Italy.

Discovery date: March 18, morning, partly sunny.
Habitat: 950 m - on the outer wall of the changing rooms of an abandoned football field. Presence of firs and oaks in the surroundings, the adjacent playground is now almost devoid of vegetation, except for shrubs along the edges.
Size: about 3mm.

Good evening.

Another young specimen of Zora sp., found in a completely different place, there are no woods but plowed fields and countryside and the altitude is higher.
Can we go further?
Thanks.
Raf

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Simeon Indzhov

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Re: Another young Zora
« Antwort #1 am: 2021-04-02 20:49:13 »
I very strongly suspect manicata here.
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Re: Another young Zora
« Antwort #2 am: 2021-04-02 21:03:08 »
Hi Simeon,
what is your suspicion based on here?

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Re: Another young Zora
« Antwort #3 am: 2021-04-02 21:07:11 »
Very broad carapace bands, dark legs, Italy.

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Re: Another young Zora
« Antwort #4 am: 2021-04-02 21:29:14 »
Thanks.
Therefore the habitat criterion corresponds, hot and dry slopes = manicata (the former stadium is along the sunny slope of a hill, it goes from 950m to 800m).
And the wooded environment = nemoralis (for the other specimen).
If it were up to me, I would do here Zora cf. manicata and in the other thread Zora cf. nemoralis;)

Now that I think about it, why do you mention Italy among your clues?

Raf

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Re: Another young Zora
« Antwort #5 am: 2021-04-03 00:09:29 »
I think you can write cf. on each.

Italy because manicata is more common in the south of Europe, I have seen facebook posts of it in an Italian spider group multiple times.

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Re: Another young Zora
« Antwort #6 am: 2021-04-03 00:43:02 »
Well.
Thanks Simon.

Raf