Monday, 13 June 2011

Any spider experts?

Is anyone any good at identifying spiders?  This 20mm scale beastie 'attacked' me in southern England today.  (Well - when I say 'attacked' I mean that I found it on a strap on my rucksack.)

Presumably it is carrying an egg sack.  Isn't evolution wonderful?


Anonymous said...

Brilliant photo :)

Pruthvi said...

Same here. Even i would love the assistance of an arachnoid specialist . I found this spidey in my back yard and its mysterious. See the way it aligns its legs along the X- mark. When seen from behind the spider is not visible,only the x mark is visible. I think its a trick to fool prey into the web.