Joined: Aug 13, 2022 Last Active: Jul 14, 2024 iNaturalist

I like Spiders. Mam rad pavuky. Szeretem a pókokat.

Currently surveying Aggteleki NP in Hungary (under permit).

Particularly fond of Walckenaeria.

Also at present hoping to get more confirmed sightings of Pardosa alacris which I think is the most common (but not the only) member of Pardosa lugubris complex in leaf litter in both Slovakia and Hungary (or at least the parts I have visited!). This can be confirmed (or denied) with adult males by capturing the spider in a clean glass vial or clear plastic bag and taking a photo of the top of the palp cymbium (the boxing glove!) which should show a broad orange spot. Please feel free to tag me with any attempts to id this taxon regardless of location.

Note i'm happy to be pinged for help in species ID for European species, but for Linyphiidae at least, you need good angles on the genital structures, preferably under a dissecting microscope, and ideally Tm1, T.S.F. and Tm4 y/n
and still set your expectations of a diagnosis low.

Tm1 is the ratio of where the dorsal Trichobothria occurs along the length of the Metatarsus from the tibia end towards the tarsus for the front-most legs (legs 1).

T.S.F. the Tibial Spine Formula is the number of dorsal spines on legs from front to back e.g. 2211 means 2 on Tibia I and II and 1 on Tibia III and IV.

Tm4 is the presence or absence of a Trichobothria on Metatarsus IV and even with a good quality microscopic view this is hard to be certain off, almost impossible from photographs, even exceptional quality macro-work.

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