Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Glossy Ant Spiders - Micaria sp.

    Family - Gnaphosidae
    Genus - Micaria
    At least Fifteen European species.
    Known as Glossy Ant Spiders. They all have an iridescent abdomen.
    Difficult to photograph as they don't stay still for a moment.
    They do look quite Ant-like when they run which may put off
    certain predators.
    I've only ever seen these Spiders at the Cemetery, in the grass, 
    along the edges of Graves.
   Brighton Extra Mural Cemetery

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