Posted by Graeme Lyons , Tuesday, 28 February 2012 21:57
Check these bad boys out! The over sized chelicerae and palpal organs of a spider called Pachygnatha clerki. This was a new species for me today that I found whilst pond dipping in the leat. Although I ended the day on 3796 species, the nicest thing I saw today I could only get to genus, it's a water cricket and there are two species separable in the males only by the genital capsule and I'm afraid I couldn't figure out which one it was! Nice looking beast though.