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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Ladybird and Zebra Spider.

Zebra Spider, Salticus scenicus.

his fangs are bigger than those on the Zebra Spiders in my own garden, so I'm pretty sure this is a male. And very impressive he is for sure!

From a distant I had spotted just a lot of legs on the move, and on closer inspection I had found the resident Zebra Spider, Salticus scenicus.

And although he had his back to me, he had certainly sensed something in the air, as he lifted his head to try and figure out what or who.

What had alerted me to this bit of the garden at BantryRehabcare Respite, was the movement of this little 7-spot Ladybird, Coccinella 7-puncta
We had just arrived and, as the Sun was out, in the middle of October, I headded outside with my cuppa. What was apparent, was that there were more Insects than during the summer! I had complained about the lack of Insects, but this time there were lots of flies trying to find something to eat. The Ladybird was the only one sitting still for a picture though. So here's a few other pictures of the garden.

This Zebra Spider, Salticus scenicus,

A sparkling sheet hung loosely over the top of a Hebe.

The New Zealand Flax had gone a little brown.


  1. Wow, I've never seen anything like that Zebra Spider. Fascinating!

  2. Glad you like my little Spider, Crow.
    And I hope you are not getting bored with the many Zebra pictures on this blog.

  3. Cool! I like spider pics...went through a phase of taking a lot of them, but I never tire of seeing them...especially in those lovely silvery webs! :-)

  4. Hi Annelisa, thanks for visiting and leaving Wildlife on Wheels.

    Those are the type of photos I love taking too. And Spiders are fascinating creatures, I think.


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