C. M. Kosemen

C. M. Kosemen

Artist and Researcher




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Arachnid observations


This is a collection of
all arachnids (spiders, scorpions and related groups) I have spotted. Each observation is supported with date, location and species ID information. Gender is also indicated whenever possible. When a species ID was not possible, family or genus information was provided instead. Many observations await proper identification. The observations are listed by date, from more recent to older as one descends, because arachnids are ubiquitous.

List of identified genera and species:

Araneae
- Agelena orientalis
- Agelena labyrinthica
- Anyphaena, Sundevall
- Ballus chalybeius
- Clubiona
- Cheiracanthium
- Cyclosa
- Cyrtocarenum cunicularium
- Cyrtophora citricola
- Dysdera cf. crocata
- Evarcha jucunda
- Haplodrassus
- Heliophanus
- Hogna radiata
- Icius hamatus
- Loxosceles rufescens
- Maimuna vestita
- Metellina segmentata
- Parasteatoda tepidariorum
- Pellenes
- Philaeus chrysops
- Philodromus rufus
- Pholcus phalangioides
- Pisaura mirabilis
- Plexippus paykulli
- Porrhoclubiona
- Pseudeuophrys vafra
- Saitis tauricus
- Salticus
- Segestria florentina
- Synema globosum
- Uloborus walckenaerius
- Tibellus macellus
- Zelotes
- Zoropsis lutea
- Zygiella cf. x-notata

Opiliones
- Dicranopalpus ramosus
- Metaplatybunus
- Phalangium

Scorpiones
- Euscorpius italicus

Thanks for ID assistance:
Mara Abate
Matteo Bizzarro
Bastian Drolshagen
Tea Francis
Gökhan Gündüz
Tim L. Heller
Simeon Indzhov
Robert Rozwałka
Antonio Keating
Kadir Boğaç Kunt
Nickos Opsimoulis
Анатолий Озерной
Christos Zeimbekis

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Icius hamatus
Ulus - ISTANBUL / TURKEY
* In domestic setting.
1 May 2020


Saitis tauricus
Ulus - ISTANBUL / TURKEY
* In domestic setting.
17 March 2020


Saitis tauricus
Ulus - ISTANBUL / TURKEY
* In domestic setting.
17 March 2020


Evarcha jucunda
Ortaköy - ISTANBUL / TURKEY
* In suburban environment.
8 March 2020


Evarcha jucunda
Ortaköy - ISTANBUL / TURKEY
* In suburban environment.
8 March 2020


Pisaura mirabilis
Ortaköy - ISTANBUL / TURKEY
* In suburban environment.
7 March 2020


Pseudeuophrys vafra
Ortaköy - ISTANBUL / TURKEY
* In suburban environment.
5 March 2020


Salticus sp.
Ortaköy - ISTANBUL / TURKEY
* In suburban environment.
4 March 2020


Salticus sp.
Ortaköy - ISTANBUL / TURKEY
* In suburban environment.
4 March 2020


Porrhoclubiona sp.
Bağlarbaşı - ISTANBUL / TURKEY
* On urban light fixture.
26 February 2020


Maimuna vestita
Bağlarbaşı - ISTANBUL / TURKEY
* On urban light fixture.
26 February 2020


Maimuna vestita
Bağlarbaşı - ISTANBUL / TURKEY
* On the prowl near urban light fixture.
26 February 2020


Segestria florentina
Koşuyolu - ISTANBUL / TURKEY
* On old wall, digits poking out of funnel-nest.
26 February 2020


Parasteatoda tepidariorum
Bağlarbaşı - ISTANBUL / TURKEY
* Feeding on prey item on urban light fixture.
16 February 2020


Porrhoclubiona sp. ♂
Ortaköy - ISTANBUL / TURKEY
* On old cemetery wall.
30 January 2020


Maimuna vestita
Ulus - ISTANBUL / TURKEY
* Dormant near bank window.
19 January 2020


Philodromus sp.
Ulus - ISTANBUL / TURKEY
* On urban balcony.
7 December 2019


Anyphaena sp.
Bağlarbaşı - ISTANBUL / TURKEY
* On urban light fixture, note prey item nearby.
25 September 2019


Pholcus phalangioides
Üsküdar - ISTANBUL / TURKEY
* In domestic setting.
24 September 2019


Zoropsis lutea
Üsküdar - ISTANBUL / TURKEY
* In domestic setting.
8 September 2019


Cheiracanthium sp. ♂
Bağlarbaşı - ISTANBUL / TURKEY
* On urban light fixture, note prey item nearby.
24 May 2019


Zelotes sp.
Gayrettepe - ISTANBUL / TURKEY
* In roadside culvert.
28 April 2019


Zelotes sp.
Gayrettepe - ISTANBUL / TURKEY
* In roadside culvert.
28 April 2019


Euscorpius italicus
Etiler - ISTANBUL / TURKEY
* In urban garden.
28 April 2019


Uloborus walckenaerius
Etiler - ISTANBUL / TURKEY
* In urban garden.
28 April 2019


Agelena labyrinthica (Juvenile)
Gayrettepe - ISTANBUL / TURKEY
* In untended garden in urban neighbourhood.
27 April 2019


Synema globosum
Etiler - ISTANBUL / TURKEY
* In unattended urban garden with honeybee prey.
27 April 2019


Heliophanus sp.
Gayrettepe - ISTANBUL / TURKEY
* In untended garden in urban neighbourhood.
27 April 2019


Heliophanus sp.
Gayrettepe - ISTANBUL / TURKEY
* In untended garden in urban neighbourhood.
27 April 2019


Parasteatoda tepidariorum
Gayrettepe - ISTANBUL / TURKEY
* In dense urban environment.
26 April 2019


Cyrtophora citricola (Juvenile)
Bodrum - MUĞLA / TURKEY
* On the wall of seaside hotel - the first arachnid spot of the year.
1 January 2019


Salticidae sp.
Bitez - MUĞLA / TURKEY
* In domestic setting, spotted while feeding.
28 June 2017


Plexippus sp. ♀
Bitez - MUĞLA / TURKEY
* In domestic setting.
6 June 2017


Plexippus paykulli
Bitez - MUĞLA / TURKEY
* In domestic setting.
6 June 2017


Agelena orientalis
Mumcular - MUĞLA / TURKEY
* Under rock in web nest with a conspesific.
5 June 2017


Agelena orientalis
Mumcular - MUĞLA / TURKEY
* Under rock in web nest with a conspesific.
5 June 2017


Agelena orientalis
Mumcular - MUĞLA / TURKEY
* Under rock in web nest with a conspesific.
5 June 2017


Plexippus sp. ♀
Bitez - MUĞLA / TURKEY
* In domestic setting.
5 June 2017


Hogna radiata
Karanlık - MUĞLA / TURKEY
* On Mediterranean scrubland.
4 June 2017


Cyclosa sp.
Bitez - MUĞLA / TURKEY
* Found on small orb-web in garden.
3 June 2017


Plexippus paykulli

Çıralı (Olympos) - ANTALYA / TURKEY
* In toilet of beachside restaurant.
16 May 2015


Pellenes sp.
Arif (Arykanda) - ANTALYA / TURKEY
* Near historic ruins.
16 May 2015


Philaeus chrysops
Arif (Arykanda) - ANTALYA / TURKEY
* Near historic ruins.
16 May 2015


Philaeus chrysops
Mt. Tahtalı - ANTALYA / TURKEY
* Found on hillside grass patch.
15 May 2015


Cyrtocarenum cunicularium
Maçka - ISTANBUL / TURKEY
* In old cemetery, abdomen eaten by centipede when found.
28 April 2015


Metaplatybunus sp.
Çıralı (Olympos) - ANTALYA / TURKEY
* Near historic ruins.
2 January 2015


Haplodrassus sp.
Çıralı (Olympos) - ANTALYA / TURKEY
* On sandy ground near seaside.
2 January 2015


Zoropsis lutea
Çıralı (Olympos) - ANTALYA / TURKEY
* Found in motel room, captured, kept and released.
1 January 2015


Zoropsis lutea
Çıralı (Olympos) - ANTALYA / TURKEY
* Found in motel room, captured, kept and released.
1 January 2015


Ballus chalybeius
Bağlarbaşı - ISTANBUL / TURKEY
* In apartment building.
4 June 2015


Ballus chalybeius
Bağlarbaşı - ISTANBUL / TURKEY
* In apartment building.
4 June 2015


Icius hamatus
Ortaköy - ISTANBUL / TURKEY
* In old Jewish cemetery.
5 April 2014


Pisaura mirabilis
Ortaköy - ISTANBUL / TURKEY
* In old Jewish cemetery.
5 April 2014


Pisaura mirabilis
Ortaköy - ISTANBUL / TURKEY
* In old Jewish cemetery.
5 April 2014


Tibellus macellus
Bitez - MUĞLA / TURKEY
* In summer home.
21 July 2012


Dysdera cf. crocata
Bağlarbaşı - ISTANBUL / TURKEY
* In suburban park.
31 December 2010


Salticidae sp.
Bitez - MUĞLA / TURKEY
* In tangerine garden, spotted while feeding.
1 July 2010


Loxosceles rufescens
Kemerburgaz - ISTANBUL / TURKEY
* In suburban setting.
23 May 2010


Philodromus rufus
Treviso - TREVISO / ITALY
* In suburban setting.
23 March 2010


Zygiella cf. x-notata
Treviso - TREVISO / ITALY
* Found in suburban environment.
23 March 2010


Segestria florentina
Bitez - MUĞLA / TURKEY
* In suburban setting.
17 May 2009


Metellina segmentata
Deptford - LONDON / UNITED KINGDOM
* In urban setting.
03 December 2008


Dicranopalpus ramosus
Deptford - LONDON / UNITED KINGDOM
* In urban setting.
05 October 2008


Dicranopalpus ramosus
Deptford - LONDON / UNITED KINGDOM
* In urban setting.
05 October 2008


Clubiona sp. ♂
Bağlarbaşı - ISTANBUL / TURKEY
* In suburban environment.
7 May 2008


Phalangium sp.
Göreme - NEVŞEHİR / TURKEY
* On farmland.
13 April 2008

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