<< Previous Next >>

Holocnemus pluchei

Holocnemus pluchei
Photo Information
Copyright: Nikos Roditakis (NikosR) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-05-26
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Olympus mini E-PM1, 60mm Olympus Zuiko
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-08-04 0:53
Viewed: 1469
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Holocnemus pluchei Scopoli, 1763
Common name:marbled cellar spider

Holocnemus pluchei is a small size spider (5-7mm) actually native to the Mediterranean region of Europe. Their long, sprawling legs make them appear much larger. While this species is not regarded as dangerously venomous to people or pets in terms of the virulence of its venom, it has recently been discovered to have allergenic properties. According to this article, the species produces arginine kinase, a newly-described asthma-inducing allergen.

The webs of Holocnemus are irregular but decidedly dome-like, at least when one individual spider is off by itself. This is rarely the case, though, and many specimens will together form nearly contiguous webs that stretch far and wide.

Hotelcalifornia has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

Hello Nikos,
Quite well captured this Spider. Although it's face can't see well and one leg out of the frame, but well BG and natural color.
I must appreciate the NOTE you have added,
Thanks for sharing,

hallo Nikos
nice spider and good details to see
thanks gr lou

Ciao Nikos, great macro of beautiful spider, wonderful colors, good sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-08-04 12:28]

H Nikos,good capture of this strange spider,difficult location but the best DOF in the body to see some details,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Calibration Check