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Nov 10, 2011 2:14 PM

Found these spiders near a banana-farm ( Cyprus )

I found three new spiders, and i am eager to see if you can confirm my thoughts about them hehe.

 

My guess is that its

 

a male and a female wolf spider (Alopecosa aculeata) maybe?

 

 

The last one i do not know. have done some searches, and i have found some that is close, but not exact..

I have been thinking maybe a buzzing-spider

 

-zyr

 

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    Nov 10, 2011 10:24 PM (in response to Zyriak)
    Re: Found these spiders near a banana-farm ( Cyprus )

    The first spider (1st/2nd pics) had me puzzled for a while but eventually something about the legs made me suspect it was a Sparassid. Anyway I think it's Micrommata ligurina.

     

    The second spider (3rd/4th pics) is a wolf spider but, unless you can find a good picture guide to them for the Mediterranean area, I wouldn't bother trying to take it further. I don't think it's Alopecosa. It looks a bit like Hogna but hasn't got the radiating lines on the head/thorax

     

    Dunno about the last spider. May have another go later.

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    Nov 12, 2011 6:35 AM (in response to Zyriak)
    Re: Found these spiders near a banana-farm ( Cyprus )
    The third spider is a zoropsid. It may be Zoropsis lutea although Cyprus has an endemic species, Akamasia cyprogenia, and I don't know what it looks like
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