Posted by Graeme Lyons , Saturday, 28 September 2013 17:47
We hosted a spider field meeting organised by the British Arachnological Society at Iping and Stedham today. It was incredible how many invertebrates we recorded in exactly the same places as the survey we carried out there last year. The highlight for me was sweeping this female Araniella displicata as I didn't manage to get a photo of it last year. It's quite a scarce beast (Na) and looks quite unlike the other Araniellas. I swept Ero tuberculata (Nb) in the same net but could not get the bloody thing to keep still for a photo. Lots of Philodromus histrio today (I swept seven in one net) which was more than we saw all year last year!