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DSCF2184

Observed: 7th January 2013 By: leenestofvipersleenestofvipers’s reputation in Invertebratesleenestofvipers’s reputation in Invertebratesleenestofvipers’s reputation in Invertebratesleenestofvipers’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

With eggs

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

leenestofvipers's picture

web

Its web is not like that of the missing sector spider. its more like a lace weaver web.

mattprince1969's picture

It isn't a hunting web

Hi Lee,

Like many orb weavers, zygiella spins a small refuge to retreat to, in addition to the usual missing sector web its known for. The picture you show is typical for such a refuge.

Amaurobius by contrast typically spin their ultra-fine bluey webs into cracks in window frames, or under rocks, rather than out in the open as in your picture.

If your still in doubt, have a look at pictures of amaurobius from the underside (try Eurospiders), you'll see that they have plain undersides to the sternum (without zygiellas obvious pale centre) and abdomen (without the pale tramlines).

Regards,
Matt

leenestofvipers's picture

great

Thanks Matt.