Saturday, 27 August 2022

Garden News: Farewell to the Wasp Spider

Sadly there was no sign of the Wasp Spider today. In other years they have usually hung around for a few weeks, so perhaps the conditions weren't quite right or perhaps it was predated (do frogs or hedgehogs eat these spiders, I wonder?). Only yesterday there was a moth in the web and there have been grasshoppers at other times, so I would be surprised if its disappearance or demise was due to a scarcity of food. And as you can see from the photo, the web was the perfect water-catcher.



The underside

Some of last year's photos of these extraordinary spiders can be viewed here.


Coastal Ripples said...

What a glorious creature. Not seen one in our corner although we often have lovely crab spiders. B x

Lowcarb team member said...

You got some very good photographs :)

All the best Jan