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Jan 2, 2013 5:04 PM

Small spiders that patrol ivy

I quite often see small pale-coloured spiders abseiling over ivy leaves against tree trunks.  Immature male theridiid was suggested as a possible ID from an image that I submitted to iSpot about a year ago*

Here is a second spider (female?) that I saw on Dec. 30th; it looks somewhat different i.e. the cephalothorax region appears translucent. Is it possible to say more about ID? I haven’t seen a larger version of these spiders on ivy.

 

* “Small spider under ivy leaf” (Added to iSpot 9th Dec. 2011)

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