Wasp Spider 1st in Nottinghamshire (16)
|Now I know this is not the best quality image of this spider to be posted to TN, but please forgive this because this is the 1st time I have ever seen this spider known as (Argiope bruennichi) also called the Wasp Spider because of its yellow and black stipes . Acording to my books and the web this is a spider found on the contienent and was confinded to a few localities on the extreme south coast of the UK, though a few sites talked about it now starting to become more widely distributed in the UK. the furthest north I as able to trace a record of was in cambridgeshire and we are quiet a bit further north from there so I have emailed our county recorder with this sighting.|
Not only is the spider it's self highly reconisable in its white black and yellow outfit but the orb web has 2 additional flat pannels added in a zigzag pattern vertically down the middle of the web , though nobody is quiet sure it's function though it does help to make id's a lot easier.
Why is the picture not the best quality, well the spider span it's web across one of the potting shed windows which open outwards so they could not be opened of cleaned enough with-out disturbing thw spider. so you will see light splodges across the web which is dirt smears on the glass not on the CCD.
Again converted from RAW to Tiff with Raw Shooter
Edited with PS (CS)
sharpened with USM
Hope you in joy veiwing the subject AS I felt .
Thanks for looking yours Robert