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Discussion in 'Wildlife Corner' started by mazambo, Oct 5, 2018.

  1. mazambo

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    20181005_152408.jpg20181005_152353.jpg Hi everyone
    Been demolishing my gazebo today, and I spotted this spider does anyone know it's identity? Never budged while I watched it, nipped in to get my camera for a macro and it had disappeared :mad:, oh well you win some you lose some.
     
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  2. JWK

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    No idea on identity but it sure is a beautiful one !
     
  3. mazambo

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    Quite big body and head about 12mm
     
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    One of the Orb web spiders perhaps, they have the flattened body like your pic..
     
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    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    The kind you see lots of at this time of the year, not sure why, but they disappear pretty much after the frosts start and we get a new crop each autumn.:smile:
    The type responsible for all those webs that appear overnight, that you walk into in early morning.
     
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      @Marley Farley it is a Walnut Orb Weaver spider.flatter than the usual orb web spider we see around now, it is flatter so it can hide in crevices.:smile:
       
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        Thanks @strongylodon i wasn’t sure if it was the the Walnut or not. :)
         
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          Thanks everyone
          Can't say I've ever seen one before.
           

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