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I'm trying to identify a little friendly spider seen in Cyprus. She is brown, around 0.7 inches (2cm) long with white-striped legs, and a small dotted back. This seems like a pumpkin spider, but the head is way too big.

close up of small brown spider with white-striped legs

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    $\begingroup$ Welcome to Biology.SE. Did you observe any behavior that could be added to your question — for example it looks like your spider might be raising its rear legs. In addition, it would be helpful if you could add a clear photo from the front that shows the pattern of the eyes — this is an important diagnostic feature for many spiders. (Also, note I edited to (I hope) make your post clearer and correct your tag. Spiders are not insects, but instead in a separate group of arthropods that includes scorpions.) $\endgroup$
    – tyersome
    Feb 5 at 1:33

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Following the recommendations from tyersome about eye pattern and behavior I was able to identify this little spider as a Male Araneus Diadematus. They are common garden spiders and harmless, their bite is similar to a bee sting and pose no threat to human life.

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