Madagascar Invertebrates Identification

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Re: Spider Nosy Be, Madagascar

Post by Klipspringer » Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:06 pm

Mark Eising wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:34 pm
Found at Lokobe National Park, Nosy Be, Madagascar, on 22 February 2020. Hope anyone can help with identification.
Thanks, Mark Eising (markeisingbirding.com)

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-O- I wonder if this is not one of the Sparassidae in the recently erected genus Thunberga (after Greta Thunberg) with speckeled patterns on the abdomen and typical white patch in the central prosoma

I have no clue, but it could be T. malagassa or T. nossibeensis (both found on Nosy Bé)

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Re: Another spider at Nosy Komba, Madagascar

Post by Klipspringer » Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:12 pm

Mark Eising wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:37 pm
Found at Nosy Komba, Madagascar on 21 February 2020. Hope anyone can help with identification.
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The horny projections scream Caerostris but I can not find one that is all dark - undiscribed species lol

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Re: Madagascar Insect Identification

Post by Mark Eising » Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:35 am

Thanks Klipspringer. You are the best!

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Re: Madagascar Insect Identification

Post by Mark Eising » Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:47 am

Thank you very much!

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Re: Madagascar Insect Identification

Post by Klipspringer » Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:56 am

0/* Mark

Check your inbox, have sent you a PM re Sparassidae ID

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Spiders from Andasibe, Madagascar

Post by Mark Eising » Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:17 am

Found at Andasibe, Madagascar in January 2014
Arachnida sp. 3  Andasibe.JPG
Arachnida sp. 2 Andasibe 3.JPG
Arachnida sp. 1 Andasibe.JPG
. Hope anyone can help with identification.
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Re: Madagascar Invertebrates Identification

Post by Klipspringer » Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:01 pm

The last one is a Darwin's Bark Spider Caerostris darwini - they are thought to build the strongest and largest webs.

For the first one I have no clue and the second one is a jumping spider (Salticidae) - and I don't have any source to to look up for Madagascar, perhaps subfamily Lyssomaninae (Asemonea, Goleba, Macopaeus, Pandisus) -O-

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