Good to have Orb Web Spiders back!

Discuss natural history subjects not strictly related to birds. Reports of interesting mammal, reptile, and invertebrate sightings are welcome.
flossiepip
Posts: 152
Joined: Tue Jan 18, 2011 6:27 pm

Good to have Orb Web Spiders back!

Postby flossiepip » Thu May 17, 2018 4:06 pm

In the early summer we had Orb Web Spiders then along came the Mason Bee's in great numbers, plagues really and no Orb Web's. Now in the last few weeks no Mason Bee's but plenty of spiders and its been great to see them with their wonderful web's and great variety. I do believe that the Mason Bee's did have a very big effect on the Orb Web Spiders and beyond all proportion, still its fabulous to see them back in numbers now.
P5161051_1.JPG
P5161051_1.JPG (64.8 KiB) Viewed 402 times
P5161009_1.JPG
P5161009_1.JPG (83.04 KiB) Viewed 402 times
P5160903_1.JPG
P5160903_1.JPG (98.15 KiB) Viewed 402 times
User avatar
George Hobson
Posts: 537
Joined: Tue Jun 30, 2015 6:54 am
Location: Wellington
Contact:

Re: Good to have Orb Web Spiders back!

Postby George Hobson » Thu May 17, 2018 7:17 pm

Beautiful pics!
Latest lifer: Little Shearwater in the Wellington Harbor (168)!
Olwen
Posts: 211
Joined: Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:14 am

Re: Good to have Orb Web Spiders back!

Postby Olwen » Thu May 17, 2018 7:45 pm

Wonderful pictures! Thanks for posting.

Return to “Other Natural History”