Sunday, 17 October 2021

Wyre Forest - Spectacular Spiders

An excellent walk in the Wyre Forest with Shropshire Invertebrate Group turned up two spectacular spiders! One was a tiny (less than 1cm) Jumping Spider, simply stunning once the macro lens got to work 

It looked familiar, very similar to the cover picture (Evarcha arcuata) of Wildguides 'British Spiders' and turned out to be  in the same genus - Evarcha falcata.

The other was a large choice rarity - female Green Huntsman (Macromatta virescens)

Not venomous like the Tabloid Australian favourite from Australia but unsurprisingly quite a sprinter! 

Two very  choice additions to my spider list :-)