The further and continuing adventures of the girl who sat in the back of your homeroom, reading and daydreaming.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Tiny Spider Update
Thanks to an anonymous commenter, it appears that the critters spreading barely-visible nets in the medium-height grass of the back yard here at Roseholme Cottage are dwarf sheetweb spiders -- and I should be flattered they stick around: "These tiny spiders (usually 3 mm or less) commonly balloon even as adults and may be very numerous in a given area on one day, only to disappear the next." Yes, they're airship spiders!
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