I think that’s true - they have clever tricks such as imitating the movement of a fly trapped in their web, also nicking other spiders’ dinner. I read somewhere that Pholcidae sit at the top of the bug food chain.
We've quite a colony of pholcidae in our house, always finding the dead husks of giant house spiders.
The cow parsley next to my shed has attracted dozens of soldier beetles
Neither the insects nor the flower need any comment, but I thought this was another nice example of insects not understanding colour wheels.
Spotted this on the allotment, not seen one before.
What’s this strange looking chap then?
Lots down by the river last night
I don't know anything about British spiders, sorry.
Will you thank them for putting on such a lovely display?
This guy getting absolutely caked and loving it.
Just seen these ladybugs. (sexist)
I guess they a bit like honeybadgers thos.
They don't give a shit.
More of your clan at lunchtime.
Would this be a Giant Horntail that interrupted my peaceful patio breakfast? Harmless, apparently...
Cray Cray iridescence. *tears of joy*
This today. A quick search seems it is a Bordered Gothic Endangered and seems odd to be in a city (Leeds)
Gatekeeper butterfly on a bush in Devon
Found this one in the archives - northern spain, years ago
Tigermoth this morning.
Spotted this monster today, on a web that was maybe 2 x 1 feet. Couldn’t get a closer photo, for fear of ending up like Frodo.
You are Bilbo and I claim my £5.
Another cellar spider watching over the renovation works
Christ what is Shelobs scientific name?
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