Sunday, 1 February 2015

Green Huntsman Spider - Micrommata sp

    Micrommata sp
    Family : Sparassidae
    Genus : Micrommata

    Sparassids lie in wait and grab passing prey. Mating begins with the male
    gripping the female's leg or abdomen in his chelicerae, it can last up to seven
    This photograph was taken by my good friend, Gary Bradley,
    of, on his barge in the North East of France. Gary tells me
    that they are in abundance in the area.
    Source : Spider Recording Scheme, Collins Field Guide to Spiders of
    Britain and Northern Europe - Michael J. Roberts, Spiders of Britain and
    Northern Europe - Dick Jones.
   Micrommata sp - M. virescens or M. ligurina
    Photograph by Gary Bradley
    Moussey, France
    September 2014