Spider

Spider

Observation - Spider - UK and Ireland. Description: Small Spider (c.a. 5mm) in large orb web at bottom of hedge just above grass-level. Legs folded. Would never have seen it had the web not been vibrating. Thought it was a cranefly as the frequency of oscillation was similar to their courtship behaviour. W

Small Spider (c.a. 5mm) in large orb web at bottom of hedge just above grass-level. Legs folded. Would never have seen it had the web not been vibrating. Thought it was a cranefly as the frequency of oscillation was similar to their courtship behaviour. Web distinctive due to strengthened vertical central strand along which the spider has begun assembling a line of debris.