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Spider for ID - west Algarve - today

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Old Monday 26th August 2019, 14:58   #1
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Spider for ID - west Algarve - today

Can anybody reliably identify this spider? Its not my photo but a lady who lives nearby - she has been bitten and is reacting quite badly and has conflicting tentative IDs.

Many thanks in advance
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Old Monday 26th August 2019, 15:12   #2
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Can anybody reliably identify this spider? Its not my photo but a lady who lives nearby - she has been bitten and is reacting quite badly and has conflicting tentative IDs.

Many thanks in advance
Lycosa sp?
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Zoropsis spinimana I think?

http://srs.britishspiders.org.uk/por...ors+in+Britain

https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/127...psis-spinimana
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Lycosa sp?
Great thanks, Are you saying that its not identifiable with certainty? (there are no other photos).

I'm shooting way above the hip here, as I know zilch about spiders, if it isn't could it be Hogna radiata?

https://naturdata.com/especie/Hogna-radiata/12975/0/
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Looks like a Wolf Spider to me Simon?
Great, I think we're getting somewhere - I've just looked on Naturdata - a great Portuguese website on the spider section and I don't know where to start - and a fair few different Wolf Spiders (Aranha-lobo).

edit: just seen your edit....I'll look it up - but I'm less than a novice!
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Great, I think we're getting somewhere - I've just looked on Naturdata - a great Portuguese website on the spider section and I don't know where to start - and a fair few different Wolf Spiders (Aranha-lobo).

edit: just seen your edit....I'll look it up - but I'm less than a novice!
I'd thought Wolf Spider bites were harmless. Is that a misconception?
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I'd thought Wolf Spider bites were harmless. Is that a misconception?
Not sure either - but there are a number of species of Wolf Spider now I see - from the page I linked above - some can bite people occasionally but rarely present problems. I've just spoken to a doctor friend and he insists on a hospital visit because if one is allergic - it can be pretty bad.
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Zoropsis spinimana I think?
I think I'll go along with that - a male, at least it has a small abdomen. The markings fit very well. Many thanks
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