When the sun came out today...

Paul IddonPaul Iddon Major grinsRegistered Users Posts: 5,022 Major grins
edited May 31, 2022 in Holy Macro

Lousy weather most of the day but when the sun shined for half an hour, the insects came out to play briefly...

A wolf spider carrying her eggs, a sawfly larva tucked up away from any rainfall, and I think there is a Pimpla rufipes - the black slip wasp - hard to get anything because ichneumonids are way to quick and this one was deep in the laurel... And lastly the Salticus scenicus jumping spiders came out. There were 3 today but this was the most obliging...

Paul.



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  • e6filmusere6filmuser e6filmuser Registered Users Posts: 3,134 Major grins

    Paul,

    Nice set.

    By coincidence, yesterday my wife asked me about a grey spider, running around on the ground and carrying a sack on its back. She said it was staring at her.

    Harold

  • Paul IddonPaul Iddon Major grins Registered Users Posts: 5,022 Major grins

    These are Pardosa sp. Harold. They carry them for weeks until the spiderlings hatch and the youngsters cling to the mother for a few days even then.

    Paul.



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  • e6filmusere6filmuser e6filmuser Registered Users Posts: 3,134 Major grins

    @Paul Iddon said:
    These are Pardosa sp. Harold. They carry them for weeks until the spiderlings hatch and the youngsters cling to the mother for a few days even then.

    Paul.

    I know, Wolf Spiders. I had to identify them professionally some 45 years ago. They used to be called Lycosa, which means wolf.

    Harold

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