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Travis Wetland, Christchurch (Google, OSM) Details Hide details

Description

Travis is flooded at present.
There's lots of these small spiders walking around on top of the water.
Less than 5 mm total length.

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Water Spider - Photo (c) Jon Sullivan, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
grahame's ID: Water Spider (Dolomedes aquaticus)
Posted by grahame 2 months ago (Flag)
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Wolf Spiders - Photo (c) Farhan Bokhari, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
stephen_thorpe's ID: Wolf Spiders (Family Lycosidae)
Posted by stephen_thorpe 2 months ago (Flag)
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Wolf Spiders - Photo (c) Farhan Bokhari, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
steve_kerr's ID: Wolf Spiders (Family Lycosidae)
Posted by steve_kerr 2 months ago (Flag)
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Probably genus Anoteropsis. That's interesting that you observed them walking on the water.

Posted by steve_kerr 2 months ago (Flag)
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Hmm I got that one well wrong.
Which unfortunately means my database at home is wrong as well.
Its a perfect match for one I have under D. aquaticus.
Steve, there was a heap of these walking on the water also small D. minor.
They really didn't have many options.

Posted by grahame 2 months ago (Flag)
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Wolf Spiders - Photo (c) Farhan Bokhari, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
grahame's ID: Wolf Spiders (Family Lycosidae)
Posted by grahame 2 months ago (Flag)
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Wolf Spiders - Photo (c) Farhan Bokhari, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
grahame's ID: Wolf Spiders (Family Lycosidae)
Wolf Spiders - Photo (c) Farhan Bokhari, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
Community ID: Wolf Spiders (Family Lycosidae)
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