Local wildlife sightings in and around Somerset, Devon and Dorset (and occasionally further afield too). Dedicated Nikon user. Follow me on Twitter @chardbirder. All images on this Blog are copyright of the Owner/contributors and cannot be used without written permission. All views expressed are my own.
Wednesday, 10 July 2013
Another new spider for the garden...
Pseudeuophrys lanigera is its name - big name for a little jumping spider. Not unlike Salticus scenicus (always think that sounds like a Roman senator) in behaviour it can be found on external walls literally jumping around looking for very small insects (such as greenfly) - great little character. I love the way these spiders actually twist their heads up to look at you as you approach, they are so aware:
P. lanigera: R. Harris
This takes the species list in my house to thirteen so far.