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An Eight-legged Visitor

22 Feb 2018 10:09 AM | Anonymous

Wildlife of all shapes and sizes visit our garden.

In this 3rd week of February the most recent visitor is a St Andrews Cross Spider that has taken up residence in our shade house.

This handsome spider spins a web with a bluish-white pattern in the centre. It is thought that this cross attracts prey.

Female spiders are very decorative with silver, yellow, red and black bands on the abdomen.

Males are smaller, less colourful and are usually found on the edge of the female’s web.

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