Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Spiders by the Pond...

These yellow garden spiders have made a home in the vegetation by the pond's edge. There is a huge variety of insects for them to catch in their webs, including grasshoppers, butterflies, moths and worms. It's fascinating watching them work on their webs!

 A female garden spider on her web. The zigzag pattern is characteristic of this species.
 Another spider in its perfect web.
 Large female garden spider devouring her prey.
 Not sure if this is the same species of spider, but it was quite close to the one above.
 A grasshopper sitting on a plant nearby.
Grasshoppers mating near the spider's web.

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