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In reply to gaynorsl:
I wonder if your "spindleys" are the same as our "shakey leg spiders" Gaynor. They always have a good wobble when you get close! Ours are left in the faint hope that they keep the mozzies down, fat chance! LOL
Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France
In reply to Noisette:
I posted this a while back and I think it's probably the work of some sort of Spider. The fold in the leaf is perhaps an inch across and there does look to be a Spider lurking inside the webby(?) area. Anyone have any ideas of which type of Spider would fold a Reed leaf in this manner?
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In reply to Paul A:
Don't recognize your reed spider Paul, clever little thing.
Here's a photo of what I call "spindley" Hazel
Just went out to the shed to get this photo, he/she is a little too big to keep in the house!!
Lot to learn
Paul A said: which type of Spider would fold a Reed leaf in this manner?
gaynorsl said:Here's a photo of what I call "spindley" Hazel
Yup, that's our shakey leg spider!
Great, it's probably called all sorts of names in different areasI think I called it spindley because of the long thin legs as opposed to the garden spider with its black thick ones, that I have to put out in a paper carton after being told that it has quite a nip when disturbed. I always used to pick them up no bother, but not now!!!
I got bitten by this one when I acidentally disturbed it. The computer says it's not dangerous but it was like a wasp sting & very painful for a while
It's called Zoropsis spininmana (I think) & may be known as a Mediterranean Spider. They used to live in our garage at the old house!
Wow Hazel, that is a very handsome spider, not sure I'd like to be bitten by one though. I had to move a garden spider from one of the many (sigh) rubbish boxes we have these days. It was about to get squashed by my red wine bottle! Didn't get a photo but will if it reappears.
We've been demolishing a building in our new garden next door recently & found a lot of spiders, these are 2 from yesterday,
a type of jumping spider Phlegra bresnieri
& a bigger one with a nasty bite (so I read) which I think is Segestria bavarica
O'h Hazel, I don't usually mind spiders but that last photo is really scary!!!!, and I'm not keen on jumping spiders either, having had one jump off the wall a few years ago which gave me a fright. Crazy when they are so small:-).
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