Friday, July 31, 2009

Marbled Cobweb Spider (Enoplognatha marmorata)

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Marbled Cobweb Spider (Enoplognatha marmorata)

This spider occurs almost exclusivley in association with man. It can be found in the corners of houses, garages and sheds where it feeds on anything that stumbles into its web (often woodlice). It's web is a tangle of criss-cross threads that is typical of theridiids. The intensity of the colouring is variable between individuals but the patterning is fairly consisitant.

Raynox DCR-150 and Raynox DCR-250 stacked and mounted on my Panasonic Lumix FZ8.

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