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Little Red
: Moz Wik (Mozwik) (62)
: Animals
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: 2018-06-09
: Spiders
: Nikon D300
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: 2018-06-11 13:00
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I found this tiny guy on a tomato plant leaf. He hung around for quite a while on the leaf, several hours. I could really use some help in identifying this spider. It is about 1-2mm in size.

Update: With help from Dietrich (meyerd), this is Nigma puella

Even the gentlest of breezes are a real pain to outdoor macro photography, especially due to reducing the available light with a 2x tube and needing a longer shutter speed.

Thanks for your help.

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To lousat: Little RedMozwik 1 06-12 13:46
To meyerd: Little RedMozwik 1 06-12 13:42

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6018 W: 89 N: 15132] (63403)
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Hi Moz,i know these small acarus and it's nice to see one in this fantastic quality! What a sharpness and what a very bright red,a very professional macro,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hi Moz,
What a great job you did in presenting this tiny spider, complients.
You ask for help with ID. Here it is: in my opinion you caught a Nigma puella (Simon) male. It belongs to the family of Dictynidae. I used the "Collins Field Guide Spiders" by M.J. Roberts. You may be proud on your "First on TN" . I have never encountered a living specimen of the Dictynidae family. My best regards, Dietrich

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