Monday, June 9, 2014

Tiny spider caught an ant

I came across this tiny spider near the door, with an ant caught in its web.
The ant is slightly bigger!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Scotophaeus in the bath

I came across this spider in the bath-for once it wasnt a Tegenaria!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Little Jumper

I spotted this tiny Salticid earlier, and after a first shot he turned around to look right at me!
Please click for larger image!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Lepthyphantes minutus?

I found this small spider in the house; it's smaller than Zygiella with distinctive chevron markings on the abdomen. I couldn't get a view of the business end, he or she wouldnt move but I believe it to be adult female and my searches have led to a close match with Lepthyphantes minutus in the Linyphiidae family.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Zygiella x-notata, underside

Spotted on the outside of the window at night, ID later confirmed when it turned around!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Small spider in web

Spotted this little one last night near the lamp outside. Its body is about the size of a small pea.
Pretty sure this is a Zygiella too but with slightly unusual markings.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Nuctenea on the wall

I found this Nuctenea umbratica clinging to the wall outside, by the front door and captured it with my phone. It looked menacing, ready to pounce.

One of its common names is lazy spider as it will stay in one place for ages, and will not be moved!