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Argiope bruennichi (wasp spider), dorsal

Argiope bruennichi (wasp spider), female (and male at the lower left?), dorsal

Once a very rare find at this place, so rare that I had to look it up to be sure but the typical zig-zag band and the lack of the quite distinct body-lobes of Argiope lobata gave it away. I don’t know if the wrapped spider at the lower left is indeed a male, I did not want to unwrap it. It also looks a bit too large for a male. The above picture has been slightly enhanced regarding colour saturation (not changes in hue!) and details, the two below the fold less so. (My camera is still a cheap digi-snapper without any ability to get the raw files).
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Pisaura mirabilis (female)

Pisaura mirabilis (female)

A nursery spider from Kent
Was pictured by a grumpy old man in her bend.
She was a bit blurry
‘Cause she was in a hurry,
Caught eating her groom in the Lent.

Pisaura mirabilis (female)

Pisaura mirabilis (female)


Original sizes of the pictures above at my Flickr page, linked to at the right side of this post.

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Cute Baby Spiders!

Cute Baby Spiders!


I decided, freely, herby and herewith to dedicate this and some following day(s) to the kingdom of animalia and others and will post one or more, or even a completely different number of, pictures of something alive.

The exact species of the spiders depicted above is unknown to me (Most probably Araneus spp., maybe even an A. diadematus?), so if you know more: feel free to spare your knowledge. The colors should be a bit more yellowish but not much. You may take the dandelion seed at the lower right a for scale.