Follow in Nigel's Footsteps

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
P. lanigera
P. lanigera

This takes the species list in my house to thirteen so far.

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