Wednesday 16 June 2010

Daddy long legs vs bath spider

I got this shot yesterday, having missed the action under the kitchen units. A Daddy long leg spider (Pholcus phalangiodes) holding a Tegenaria (the common 'bath spider') well secured with lots of silk. Judging by the prey residues I come across, Pholcus often hunts spiders - and woodlice. I have never seen them hunting through, they mostly sit patiently on their corner, waiting for prey to bump into them.

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