Spider time

At this time of year the garden is full of spiders, feasting on crane-flies and other seasonal goodies:

Garden spider
This green spider, Nigma walckenaeri, has become common round here in the last few years. It spins a web across a leaf, and waits for lunch to attempt a landing:
Nigma walckenaeri with prey

Meanwhile a rarely-seen leafhopper, Ledra Aurita – the Horned Leafhopper – turned up. It’s very hard to spot in its usual habitat (lichen-covered branches, usually oak).
Ledra aurita (Horned leafhopper)


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