Spider catches itself

Posted by Graeme Lyons , Friday 27 April 2012 17:33

This small, hairy and well marked crab spider handed itself in today. I found it crawling around on my net at Chailey Warren, one of the only spiders I saw there. At first, I struggled with the ID, thinking it was a Philodromus but I soon realised it had to be Thanatus striatus (species 3872). As a way of getting to grips with and understanding whole groups, I may try a new feature called something like: 'Where I'm at with...spiders' for example. Looking closely at what proportion of the fauna I have seen, what areas I am struggling with, highlights and species I'd like to see etc. I wonder if this would be useful for other people? It certainly would for me.

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