Monday 25 July 2011

Orb-weaver Spider - Larinioides cornutus

The Larinioides cornutus  is an orb-weaver spider found in moist areas. We found quite a few of its silken retreats on today's ramble at Killinallan. The web is built between grass or in low shrubbery. The spiders hide during the day in a silken retreat that opens at the bottom (as shown) and disguised by plants or animal matter. They leave their retreat during the night to remake their web. A nocturnal spider!

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