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What species is this ?

Discussion in 'True Spiders & Other Arachnids' started by Vergil, Aug 24, 2019.

  1. Vergil

    Vergil Arachnopeon

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    I live in i India what is this species
     

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  2. NYAN

    NYAN Arachnoking Active Member

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    I want to say is in the genus Tibellus.
     
  3. chanda

    chanda Arachnoprince Active Member

    I'd like to see the eyes, but it looks more like a male nursery web spider (Pisauridae) to me. In India, a Nilus species or Perenethis species is a good candidate.

    Compare to this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nilus_albocinctus#/media/File:Fishing_Spider.JPG or this: https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/36513011

    With Pisauridae, the dorsal stripe tends to be broader and is usually bordered in white. The white lines making the border are frequently slightly irregular or wavy if you look closely at them. On the carapace, the dark stripe is solid and uniformly colored behind the eyes.

    With Tibellus, the dorsal stripe is usually narrower and lacks the white border - and on the carapace the stripe splits and makes a very narrow "V" behind the eyes that is lighter colored in the middle like this: https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/47869-Tibellus
     
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  4. NYAN

    NYAN Arachnoking Active Member

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    Pisauridae is my next guess. Looking at the eyes, I’d say it matches more.
     
  5. Vergil

    Vergil Arachnopeon

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    Thanks guys , What should I feed him ?
     
  6. Andrew Clayton

    Andrew Clayton Arachnobaron Active Member

    If you got it locally wild caught you can feed it pretty much any bug smaller than it you can find or buy small crickets for it