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#1 mantrid

 
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Posted 28 April 2012 - 12:37 PM

Some pics I took today

I have 5 balls of spiders in my greenhouse. This is the most impressive. Anyone know what spp they are?
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After a prod they spread out over the web which stretches up to the roof. Then they gradually come back to a central ball over time.
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Some Goldfinches in the front garden feeding on dandilion seeds
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Posted 28 April 2012 - 18:06 PM

Those Goldfinches look nice, but those spiders, it looks so surreal!

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 19:22 PM

After extensive googling, I have found that your spiders are Araneus diadematus....
Now I can rest!!! :biggrin:

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 11:20 AM

After extensive googling, I have found that your spiders are Araneus diadematus....
Now I can rest!!! :biggrin:


Thanks thats them alright, I remember seeing lots of the adults around last summer. Massive spiders with nice looking webs. It says the spiderlings will disperse soon as they get bigger.