Yesterday the rain gauge stopped working so I stripped it down only to find the seesaw was clogged up with spiders web. The spider must be a fast spinner to have managed to seize it solid between showers.
Here is the culprit a Comb-footed Spider. Enoplognatha ovata. These come in lots of different colours, some with one red stripe, some with no stripe at all and pretty ones like this with a pair of stripes. They all have the three black spots on their abdomen.
This is it’s egg ball in a rather attractive shade of blue silk.
This is a new insect for me. I think it is a female Grass Plant Bug. Leptopterna dolabrata.
Honey Fungus……I hope.
I’ll finish this post with two I am not sure of.