Since the arrival of the hens, and their relentless pecking, certain insects have been thin on the ground – literally in some cases – so it was something to smile about when I found this young lady yesterday. Maybe with the onset of the rainy season here in Johannesburg more insects will soon make an … More In The Pink
Okay, call me mad – you certainly won’t be the first, I can assure you, and probably not the last, but I believe that, irrespective of the species, limb damage needs a certain amount of physiotherapy. To this end, I take Mrs Bert out of her abode a couple of times a day and … More It’s Spider time!
Photos taken this evening. Click on either image if you want an even closer view. She has been eating over the past three days, which is a relief (she is eating in these photos) and she looks as if she is on the mend. Certainly she has filled out a little and lost … More Incy Wincy: Update.
While tidying up a few old plant pots during my official ”Tea Break”, I came across this little feller. And little is the operative word. 2 -5mm tops. He is a male Comb-Footed Spider. He’s part of the Theridiidae family that includes Widows and Button Spiders and even Ben’s recent find which we think … More Incy Wincy
A few weeks ago as I was walking up the path to the shed I saw this …. 2nd October an adult Pompilid Wasp had caught a juvenile Rain Spider, and after stinging and paralyzing it, was proceeding to drag it back to its nest. Once there -if it had not done so already – … More Incy Wincy International Rescue.
Tetragnatha sp. (Tetragnathidae) Long Jawed Orb Weavers. These guys hang out around the edges of the pond stringing web from the pool edge to the reeds. If you’d like to see what else they can do with their webs, have a look at Notes post! Truly spectacular. Ark
Flower Crab Spider on Cosmos. Ark. Squares: Pink 11
Pink Flower Crab Spider invites dinner with ”open arms” 18/6/18 Ark
Two young Crab Spiders found yesterday. Ark
Crowned Nursery Web Spider. 30/4/18 Ark
A hapless paper wasp stumbles into the web of a Garden Orb Weaver this morning. Ark.