Thursday 28 August 2014

Male garden spider

We found this male garden spider, Araneus diadematus, on our garden gate, actively walking about. Male garden spiders are on the lookout for females in August and September, when they become adult and receptive. This was a large and handsomely marked male, so I gave it a session on the white bowl and then released him near the largest female in the garden.


Hollis said...

Very good looking guy, I agree!

Unknown said...

Are they poisonous ?

Anonymous said...

No they aren’t poisonous