Sunday, 23 March 2014

Textrix denticulata

    Family : Agelenidae
    Genus : Textrix
    My friend Janet Henbane found this handsome Spider in her bath.
    Janet has very kindly allowed me to publish her photograph here.
    Male T. denticulata
    Found near Nenthead, Cumbria
    March 2014
    Photograph copyright Janet Henbane

Diaea dorsata

    Family: Thomisidae 
    Genus : Diaea 
    Females - 6 mm, males - 4 mm
    A new species for me. I happened to look at the underside of a folded, dying  

    Rhododendron leaf, and there he was.
    Juvenile male
    Paynes Southdown Bee Farm
    Hassocks, West Sussex