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Paidiscura pallen Egg Sac on an Oak Leaf

Observed: 3rd June 2011 By: DevonianDevonian’s reputation in InvertebratesDevonian’s reputation in InvertebratesDevonian’s reputation in InvertebratesDevonian’s reputation in InvertebratesDevonian’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

White spheroid (just a few millimetres in diameter)with spikes that are reminiscent of a 'Sputnik'.
I also saw a specimen on another oak about a kilometre away. In both instances there was only one within immediate view.

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Paidiscura pallens

Thanks for your responses.

After having been given the name of the species I was able to find this comment on Paidiscura pallens on the Spider and Harvestman Recording Scheme website (http://srs.britishspiders.org.uk); "The distinctive white sputnik-shaped egg cocoon is one of the easiest ways to record the species presence. Though found on a variety of trees, oak definitely seems to be favoured..."

I'll change the title name accordingly