carol matthews's picture

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Observed: 20th November 2011 By: carol matthews
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Description:

Early misty morning without rain during previous week, my lawn was covered in these approx 2 - 3 inches dia. tightly and intricately woven spiderwebs. What spider/insect does this and could it be a damaging infestation?. I am intrigued to its cause as I have never noticed this before.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Refugee's picture

Good

Spiders eat insect pests and will catch things that are coming down to lay eggs that will hatch into things that eat roots.
They do not look like garden cross spider webs but will be a smaller one.

Refugee

Alan Thornhill's picture

Linyphiids

They're most likely the webs of linyphiid spiders (money spiders)

Jonathan's picture

Why not enter this as a

Why not enter this as a possible ID?

Jonathan
University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)

Alan Thornhill's picture

OK

done