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    England spider id please

    The spider is a noble false widow (Steatoda nobilis), probably a young one
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    UK Possible Spider - Crane Fly Attack

    For me definitely a spider but a Metellina species, lesser garden spider
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    Salticus ps. - Zebra Jumping Spider (Cambs, UK)

    Personally I would record it as Salticus sp. It would need to be examined under the microscope to determine species, assuming it was adult though it has the look of a juvenile to me.
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    False Widow and another for ID

    Assuming it's a female you would have to photograph the epigyne on the underside of her abdomen. You could use this site for comparing the two species - ovata and latimana. araneae - Enoplognatha ovata
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    False Widow and another for ID

    Steatoda nobilis and Enoplognatha sp.
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    Tachinid ID? (Cambs, UK)

    I can see it's got a few bristles on the end of its abdomen but I would have thought they'd be more numerous and longer on a tachinid. It's probably a sarcophagid.
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    Unusual fly

    My immediate thought was Cecidomyiidae but I'm no fly expert. This one looks similar but not identical -
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    Spider ID

    Yes, a wolf spider but impossible to get to species. I suspect it's a Pardosa species but here are lots of them
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    Yes, a psyllid of some sort. It has wings so it must be adult.
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    You can find out what's flying and in what numbers on the Rothamsted aphid bulletins - Insect Survey
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    Spider ID

    Well, Zygiella and almost certainly Z. x-notata
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    Jumping spiders IDs - Essex, UK - 1st March 2021

    The second one (and so also the first) is a Salticus species, presumably S scenicus. I'm not sure about either of the ones in nthe third photo. The largae one may be another S. scenicus but the smaller one has distinctly banded legs and I wonder if that could be Calositticus pubescens or...
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    Spider, where to start?!

    It's probably a young Zygiella. However, if I'm right, it's only familiarity with the species that has got me there because there aren't really any clues in the photos that might have allowed it to be keyed out. Spines on legs can be helpful because some families have more than others The...
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    Garden Spider courtship - Part II

    That's sad. I've not seen that happen with garden spiders. Lesser garden spiders (Metellina) yes, but not garden spiders
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    Mirid Bug, Emer Bog, 08.08.20

    Looks a good match to me but I'm no bug expert. If you don't get a definite answer here you could iRecord it - usually a fairly prompt reply on bugs in my experience.
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    Spiders, El Oro, Ecuador

    I think the second is a wandering spider, Ctenidae. You can find pictures of similar ones on Flickr but I'm not sure how safe the IDs on there would be. This site might help though - https://www.wandering-spiders.net/
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    Aquatic Larva ID please

    I don't know for sure but I wonder if it could be a soldier fly larva https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/19670658969/in/photolist-xV67cq-j9vFy2-wg9PnR-kzQoBF-piwCYC-gf1Vx2-viRcqX-vY76TG-vYegAz-kcg6Gr-vY6Wc7-wgaart-xFaGYW-rDvT7c-xTDjLq-xV6ArS-xDsdJe
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    English spider ID please

    In the lower picture it looks distinctly flattened compared to other orb weavers of a similar size, e.g. garden spider, in my opinion. But a female full of eggs isn't going to be wafer thin.
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    English spider ID please

    It's a walnut orb weaver, Nuctenea umbratica. The bottom picture shows a dorsal view. Amongst other features, the stout leg spines should have dissuaded anyone from identifying it as a Steatoda
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    English spider ID please

    A young Zygiella I think
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    Spiders ID (Spain)

    The first is a salticid but there are a few with that two stripe pattern on the abdomen. Maybe Icius hamatus? The fourth is a Micaria species, probably M. pulicaria.
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    Spiders Spain ID

    I'm pretty sure the first is Menemerus semilimbatus which is a very common salticid in S Europe The second is Oxyopidae, probbaly Oxyopes heterophtalmus but I don't know which other oxyopids are found in Spain