Spider

Spider

Observation - Spider - UK and Ireland. Description: Gorse bushes covered in white tents of silk. The brown powdery looking material on the gorse is tiny spiderlings. Based on the dumpy shape and white marks on back, possibly a garden spider. However, white markings not really cross-shaped, so I am not sure

Gorse bushes covered in white tents of silk. The brown powdery looking material on the gorse are not tiny spiderlings but gorse spider mite (see later posting, so the spider is not related to the tents. Its dumpy shape and white marks on back, possibly a garden spider. However, white markings not really cross-shaped, so I am not sure.