2021 January 12
Erratum: A slug tentatively identified in yesterday’s posting as Prophysaon coeruleum is actually P. foliolatum. See yesterday’s posting for details.
Ian Cooper sends a photograph of a tiny spider of the sort that I (writes Jeremy Tatum) used to call a “money spider”. I sent the photo to Dr Robb Bennett somewhat apologetically, referring to it as “just another linyphiid spider”, and was mildly chided for the word “just” – for Robb says they are very interesting! But he also says there are literally hundreds of species in British Columbia and they usually can’t be confidently identified from a photograph. So we’ll settle for Linyphiidae – subfamily either Linyphiinae or Erigoninae. In any case, we can all enjoy the photograph.
Linyphiid spider Ian Cooper