Saturday, 17 December 2011

Lace Webbed Spider - Amaurobius ferox

    Family - Amaurobiidae
    Genus - Amaurobius
    A nocturnal Spider that spins a lacy, bluish web.
    Found mainly under stones and logs.
    The Male Palpal organs are very distinctive as they are white.
    Female: 11-15mm / Male: 8-10mm
    This photograph was very kindly sent to me by George Walker,
    who found this Male in his Outhouse.
    Many thanks to Peter Harvey of the BAS for help with identification.
    Photo by George Walker
    Ogmore Vale

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