Monthly Archive for December, 2007

The Enamelled Spider.

I’ve been trying to get a decent photo of a leaf-curling spider, but as yet haven’t been happy with any of my efforts. However, while I was looking for them the other morning I found this Enamelled Spider, Araneus bradleyi. As usual it was the wrong way around, and while the shots of its underside […]

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Could this be the answer?

I was just reading through Bert Brunet’s excellent book on spiders, and found a reference to the tachinid fly, Senostoma longipes, which lays its eggs on spiders. On hatching, the larvae burrow in and consume their host. I blogged about this fly in February 2006, and in fact we had one come into the house […]

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