Saturday, 27 September 2014

Wasp Spider.

A female Wasp Spider (Argiope bruennichi), whose body is as big as a 2p piece, photographed at Tices Meadows on 18th September using my PowerShot SX50 HS.

A species native to the Mediterranean area that was first recorded at Rye on the south coast in 1922 and  subsequently spread throughout the south-east of UK. In 2007 it was reported that after years of milder winters this species had rapidly spread northwards. Last year the first sightings were reported from South Wales and East Anglia.   FAB.

Linking to Camera Critters.


  1. Gorgeous photo! Thank you so much for sharing.

  2. I love it, what a spectacular spider.

  3. He's beautiful Frank. I also photographed this spider and on my blog of the AWD below the raptors. It is a wonderful spin to see. I do not like spiders but I wanted to photograph.


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