At Home with The Cucumber Green Spider

Cucumber Green Spider Araniella cucurbitina sensu lato retreat with egg sac

A female Cucumber Green Spider (Araniella cucurbitina sensu lato) has pulled two leaves of my Fatsia together and fixed them with silk to make itself a little retreat. As we peer through an opening where the leaf has curled we can see an egg-sac intricately woven of wiry strands of silk.

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Rear garden, Staffordshire, England. July 2017.