When submitting sightings of spiders, these are some tips you might like to consider:
- photos from various angles is very much appreciated and is sometimes necessary for specific ID. Eg. front (eye arrangement, pedipalp colour), dorsal (above - general colouration, carapace and abdomen patterns), ventral (underneath - especially useful for some of the ground-dwelling families and orb-weaving families)
- indicative photos and/or notes on the following also provides valuable information if/when such features are applicable and observed...
- the size of the spider is measured as the body length. i.e. from the top of the cephalothorax to the bottom of the abdomen without including the legs.
(Note: please feel free to message YumiCallaway if you have any suggestions for improvement or other queries)
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