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Subject:  Male ladybird spider
Geographic location of the bug:  Puglia Italy
Date: 06/03/2019
Time: 04:46 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  This was just sent from a friend in Italy wondering what it was. I found it immediately on your site!  What a coincidence.
How you want your letter signed:  Jerry

Male Ladybird Spider

Dear Jerry,
This is indeed a male Ladybird Spider.  We are happy you found our site to be helpful in its identification.

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Subject:  Saved from pool in Kefalonia
Geographic location of the bug:  Kefalonia, Greece
Date: 06/03/2019
Time: 08:58 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Just thought youd like to know. Ladybird spider Saved from a pool in Kefalonia
How you want your letter signed:  ..

Ladybird Spider

Dear ..,
Thanks for letting us know about your rescue of this beautiful male Ladybird Spider.  Thanks to your kindness, we are tagging this posting with the Bug Humanitarian Award.

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Subject:  Male ladybird spider?
Geographic location of the bug:  Between Lindos and Pefkos
Date: 05/30/2019
Time: 08:21 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hi
We saw this today walking across the patio of a villa. It walked casually across the patio, attempted to climb one of the walls, then found shelter behind an aircon unit. It was about the size of a €2 coin. We think it’s a ladybird spider from our Googling, but would love an experts opinion!
Thanks
How you want your letter signed:  No

Ladybird Spider

Dear No,
Thanks so much for submitting your detailed and beautiful image of a male Ladybird Spider sighted between Lindos and Pefkos.

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Subject:  Ladybird spider
Geographic location of the bug:  Patras, Greece
Date: 05/15/2019
Time: 02:29 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hi! Here are some photos from our school yard
How you want your letter signed:  Wendy

Male Ladybird Spider

Dear Wendy,
Thanks for sending in your awesome image of an endangered male Ladybird Spider.

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Subject:  Is this spider a Ladybird
Geographic location of the bug:  Greece south Peloponnesis
Date: 05/07/2019
Time: 04:01 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Do you know what is this ?
I met this strange spider in Stoupa last Monday.
It was walking quite slowly on the road, body is strong and as large as a 2€ coin, legs are strong too and very tightly gathered around the body.
Wondering if it is common in this area, this is first time I see such strange bug.
I’ve been told this might be a Ladybird Spider
How you want your letter signed:  Chris1957

Probably Ladybird Spider

Dear Chris1957,
We believe that you are correct in suspecting that this is a Ladybird Spider in the family Eresidae.  This image on FlickR and this image on FlickR look very similar.  Ladybird Spiders exhibit extreme sexual dimorphism, meaning males and females look very different, and it is the male Ladybird Spider that is responsible for the common name.

Thanks a lot for the confirmation
Take care
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Subject:  what’s that bug and my little lady bird family
Geographic location of the bug:  EUBOEA ISLAND GREECE
Date: 06/09/2018
Time: 01:27 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  I would like to know what’s this bug, that has made this baby nest and takes care of this intensively.
Also I  post fotos from my lady bird spider, I recently invented in my property.
How you want your letter signed:  ELENA GKIOYZE

Male Ladybird Spider

Dear Elena,
Your nest-building insect is some species of bee, but there is not enough detail in your image for us to identify the species.  We are thrilled to post your images of the sexually dimorphic male Ladybird Spider and female Ladybird Spiders you found.

Female Ladybird Spider

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