Thursday, 3 September 2020
I mentioned in my last post that we seem to be trailing behind, seeing particular species a few days after others have posted pictures on social media. I have been admiring the shots of the Wasp Spider, but it was only today that we found three of these extraordinary arachnids here in our garden. They were busy with their individual webs and were all about 12 centimetres from the ground.
Mimicry is one of nature's special tools. This (harmless-to-humans) spider in wasp's 'clothing' is kept safe by its stripes. These serve as a warning to potential predators, who are quick to disappear if they sense a wasp is near at hand.
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