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Old Wednesday 2nd January 2019, 14:05   #1
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Anyone know what this could be? Gambia, wooded area, December 2018
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Old Wednesday 2nd January 2019, 14:51   #2
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Old Wednesday 2nd January 2019, 15:27   #3
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Ooops...here is the photo. Thanks
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Old Friday 4th January 2019, 08:27   #4
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Was it sitting in a web? I can see some silk strands but I'm not sure if it's a web.
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Old Friday 4th January 2019, 17:07   #6
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It looks like a Deinopis - some species do occur in Africa. But that's just a suggestion
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Old Friday 4th January 2019, 18:42   #7
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Thanks. Deinopis was one of my first thoughts but I was put off by them not generally being found in that part of West Africa. However, several Deinopis species do seem to have very similar characteristics/features, regardless of whether or not they are 'normally' found in the area...Deinopis subrufa looks almost identical but is normally only found in Australia!!

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