This is Master Afialakas, a large venomous spider living in some forests in the mountains of Greece. The Eresus walckenaeri, though very rare now, is found in Ikaria as well. Yes, it is what it looks.

Επικίνδυνη μαρμάγκα Ικαρίας

It looks like a “tarantula”. You were right! They also come in red…



I will come back soon and edit this entry. I’m looking for information.

I’m also waiting for a friend to give me a story.



Friday May 4, 2007 – 10:19am (EEST)

Next post: καλό καλοκαίρι σε όλους και όλες!




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Is it the kind that has a trapdoor instead of a web?

Sunday May 6, 2007 – 10:50pm (CEST)

I’d rather not say, nor have I given Nana the info and the story she had waited for. But since you asked, this is the «bird-eater». It lives on trees and jumps from branch to branch to catch birds. It can jump on the ground too as high as 2 meters. So sometimes they call it the jumper spider. Brrrr!…

Monday May 7, 2007 – 11:59am (EEST)

I am changing my mind about wanting to come to Ikaria…

Monday May 7, 2007 – 04:24pm (CEST)

Oh come on, SimonG… You will change it back. Authentic wild places host authentic wild bugs!… hi hi hi … And then, what did you think? Why Ikaria is not so touristic like the other islands? he he he

Monday May 7, 2007 – 10:59pm (EEST)

You say that Nan, but I have seen these spiders on Symi….Mind you, they scare the tourists to death, not what they expect to see there!

Thursday May 10, 2007 – 10:48pm (BST)

And I who thought these islands to be : too civilized :
I haven’t seen one jump. ThAT would be sCaRy…

Friday May 11, 2007 – 10:27pm (EEST)

Update: The HORRIBLE IKARIAN «SALTAMIDA» – the jumping spider !!!

Ikarian pseudoscorpion
Cela fait très mal! 😮


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