Tuesday 22 May 2012

The very pregnant spider

 Most of the very abundant female wolf spiders in the garden (Pardosa sp.) are looking like the one above: their distended abdomen indicating they are about to lay eggs. I only saw one was already carrying an egg sac, the first of the year, sunbathing on the fence.


Rob said...

I was photographing these in the garden today - now you've told me what they are! Thanks.

Africa Gomez said...

You are welcome Rob. I wish I could be sure of the species name. A few more with egg sacs today.