Simply Spiders

  • In reply to gaynorsl:

    Something wasn't too scared by the looks of it, as it seems to have lost a couple of legs ... until it next moults anyway.

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  • In reply to edgebander:

    Any  idea what this one is please...edit Cucumber Spider?

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  • In reply to Alan.:

    No idea, but it doesn't look like something by which I should like to be bitten!

    Unicum arbustum haud alit duos erithacos

    (One bush does not shelter two Robins)

    Zenodotus (3rd Century B.C.)

     

  • In reply to monkeycheese:

    Did you look under it's belly for the identifying red mark D? Ouch! Lol

     

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  • In reply to WendyBartter:

    Afraid not Wendy I was waiting for the Scorpion Fly to have a go at it but it didn't bother.

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  • In reply to Alan.:

    Not sure about this one. Very small. A youngster perhaps?

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  • In reply to Paul A:

    It remindss me a bit of this one Paul www.naturespot.org.uk/.../tetragnatha-extensa but may be way off mark!

    Best wishes

    Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France

  • In reply to edgebander:

    Seems about time to put another spider or two in here...

    I saw this and thought 'hang on, Bluebottles don't sit on egg sacks so what's going on?' Only when I zoomed in did I realise it was sitting on a spider, or rather had been caught by one. Even this close, it isn't easy to see it's actually a spider under there but that's one Bluebottle who won't be trying to get into my kitchen any more.

    I think it might be a Crab spider under there.

    And I think this might be a Long-jawed Orb-weaver. In reality the body is ca 1cm but it has very long legs so looks bigger! It's from the underside, so the brave can zoom in for a closer look at those ferocious looking fangs!

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    Nige   Flickr

  • In reply to Nigel O:

    The little one with the fly is interesting as they change colour to suit the plant they live in (I think) they are certainly a variety of colours. The big one looks good, was it near water? I see them alonside drainage ditches & marshy areas etc

    Best wishes

    Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France

  • In reply to Noisette:

    Apparently it takes a few days for Crab spiders to change colours, according to the site I looked at, but that's still pretty remarkable. As for the other, well, I live in the NW and with the amount of rain we get you're never far from water :) But you are right, it was a wetland reserve, so pools, ditches, scrapes and brooks all over. This was taken about 15-20 ft away from a small, shallow but permanent pool popular with damsels and dragons.

    PS Gone with the common names for spiders, as they often have them(!) and it usually encompasses several closely related species that would otherwise be too difficult to pin down.

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    Nige   Flickr