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Old Saturday 23rd May 2020, 20:50   #1
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I found two clumps of tiny arthropods on a nettle leaf. I assume they must be spiders but am not sure. Can anyone give me any clues?
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Old Sunday 24th May 2020, 04:58   #2
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They're the young spiderlings of the familiar Garden Spider, Araneus diadematus. They start off in these masses but will very soon disperse to be independent. I had one of these masses on the ivy by my front door a couple of weeks ago-no sign the following day!
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Thanks for the info, Aeshna.
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