Thursday, September 24, 2020
The remarkable Wasp Spider!
Posted by Lars Petersson at 12:47 PM
In this strange, and to many very difficult year, no travels abroad have been possible. To me personally, more time has become available for stuff that normally don’t get my attention so much. This is a good example. Me lying flat on the ground, admiring the handsome Wasp Spider. It has built a web between grass straws so a tunnel has been formed, allowing small insects such as flies to get caught in the web in the middle of the tunnel.
The Wasp Spider is a recent addition to the Swedish fauna. The first records were from Scania in the 90’s. Now they have reached as far north as Dalarna. They spread with the wind, sailing as far as 100 kms or more with self-made sails!