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!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Backlit Araneus

Our kitchen window has a quite spectacular lodger!