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Sep 27, 2013 9:22 PM

Spider i.d

Any ideas what this spider might be?

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    Sep 27, 2013 10:21 PM (in response to NatureNinja)
    Re: Spider i.d

    Hi NatureNinja,

     

    It's a Zygiella species, or missing sector orb weaver. Except this one must be quite young as it seems to have built a fairly complete web. Usually, 2 sectors are missing the concentric strands.

     

    Regards, Mark.

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      Sep 28, 2013 6:18 AM (in response to MWJB)
      Re: Spider i.d

      Presence or absence of the missing sectors is influenced by the angle at which the spider approaches the web. In a window frame the angle is very shallow - so the spider is likely to brush up against the web as it approaches it. In this case the sectors are likely to be missing. But in a bush the angle is much greater and the sectors are more likely to be complete. Hope that makes sense.

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