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Lady bug spider

Lady bug spider
Photo made by Diana (guest of Palagio Di Orio villas)

The protected Lady bug Spider was found in Lefkada and as well by the guests of Palagio Di Orio in its garden.

The translated article about this unique spider find below. (Source: https://lefkasnews.gr/)

The ladybug spider (Eresus Cinnaberinus) was found in the yard of a house in the city of Lefkada. The beautiful and rare insect with the colors of the ladybug is an endangered species and last appeared in Argolida.

This particular spider got this name because of its bright red body covered by black marks on males of the species. This beautiful insect was on the verge of extinction in the 1990s when there was only one colony of 56 spiders left across Britain. Since then, however, several attempts have been made to save the species and in August 2011, it was released into the wild again.

However, the species is still at risk of extinction and it is characteristic that recently, in April 2017, an amount of 4.6 million pounds was set for the protection of this species and 19 other endangered species in England.

It is also a protected species in Belgium, as it became extinct in 1896 and was rediscovered in 2009.

Endangered species in England
This beautiful insect was on the verge of extinction in the 1990s when there was only one colony of 56 spiders left across Britain. Since then, however, several attempts have been made to save the species and in August 2011, it was released into the wild again.

However, the species is still at risk of extinction and it is characteristic that recently, in April 2017, an amount of 4.6 million pounds was set for the protection of this species and 19 other endangered species in England.

In Belgium and Lamia
It is also a protected species in Belgium, as it became extinct in 1896 and was rediscovered in 2009.

In 2016 there are the first reports in Greece about Eresus Cinnaberinus, which now officially resides in Lamia!

Original article find on the below link:

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