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Unknown Spider Hatchlings

Observed: 1st June 2010 By: Matt PMatt P’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

Apeared on my car, protected by a "tent" of web, scatter rapidly in all directions when disturbed. Thorax slightly smaller than a pin head.
These just appeared during the course of a day when I did not use the vehicle, there having been no egg sack previously (at least none visible in this location)
Have not seen spiders with this yellow and black colouring before. Possibly juvenile patternation ?
Any ideas ?

Identifications
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    Likely ID
    Garden Cross Spider ?
    Confidence: It might be this.
    ID agreements (): 4 People
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    • Martin Harvey
      Berkshire Moth GroupFSC - Field Studies CouncilSoldierflies and Allies Recording SchemeBuckinghamshire Invertebrate Group
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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

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Scientific name

The scientific name is Araneus diadematus press the get recommended button to get thisfrom the common name

Martin Harvey's picture

spiderlings

I'd say that these are Garden Spider spiderlings, but I must admit I don't know for certain if any other spiders have similar spiderlings - if Dick Jones reads this it would be good to get his insight on the matter.

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