Thursday 25 June 2015

A garden stretch spider!

It has been so pleasant today, warm and still, with high clouds. I had planned to do a little evening gardening and I was about to start trimming the olive tree when I noticed a busy spider web spinning. Wait, a stretch spider, Tetragnatha, a new spider for the garden! I rushed back home to fetch the camera and took some photos. I think it is a female, possibly adult. Her yellow abdominal stripe glowing with the flash. I couldn't bring myself to capture it for ID as I would have surely destroyed her web and spoiled her night hunt, so I might do tomorrow. I will update the post if I find out what species she is.

1 comment:

Midmarsh John said...

I find them fascinating. There is whole colony of them which build their webs between the plants in my garden pond.