Mon 17/10/16

While we’re on the subject of strangely-coloured false widow spiders, (as we were a few days ago on Wed 12/10/16), I found this one today – ghostly pale, I suspect it has just recently shed its skin and is still ‘hardening up’, as Chris said. 

False widow spider Steatoda nobilis looking a little pale
False widow spider Steatoda nobilis looking a little pale

The spider was actually in this pose when I found it, about 5 feet up the warehouse wall and trying to look small and inconspicuous. There was no shed skin near it, but there was one stuck to the wall a couple of feet below, which may have belonged to this individual recently.

 

Other beasts du jour included the tiny, unidentified bug (bottom left), and this small immature Tetragnatha spider of indeterminate species (bottom right).

Tiny bug
Tiny bug
Tetragnatha spider
Tetragnatha spider

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