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Monday, May 21, 2012

Phlogophora meticulosa and young spiders

Found in our green house resting during the day and looking very splendid was an Angle Shades moth, which I hope is a correct identification.

 The photo below was sent to me, taken by a mobile phone and showing a fairly common newly  batch of newly hatched spiders in another garden. I've seen similar in our own garden. Its fascinating how they all keep together and if you gently touch the group they usually disperse but eventually come back together again. I assume there must be a high mortality rate or we would be overrun by them by now!
The second photo shows a  very young gropup of garden spiders from a nother garden and sent to me.Not sure what the species but its often seen like this in our garden too.

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