The location name is Horsey Corner in East Norfolk. It was on the outside of my house adjacent to the front door.
Thanks, Tim Hodge
Your spider is probably Meta menardi, but it is not possible to be absolutely sure about the identification unless an adult is examined under a microscope. You are welcome to send one to me at 32 Lodge Lane, Grays, Essex RM16 2YP (inside a small plastic container with a little tissue to hang on to and inside a small padded envelope is fine). The annulated legs suggest M. menardi is probably correct, but we do not know how reliable this is in separating the two species menardi and bourneti. M. bourneti is undoubtedly under-recorded because in the past people have assumed they have menardi.
Not a particularly big specimen; it's possible there is more than one species in here (old well). Squares are 5mm. Location Harvel, Kent, TQ65233. Alititude 150m Ancient well (on chalk). Spider on manhole cover, egg sacks on bricked in top of well. Chalk downland habitat. Thanks
Starting at the top of your post,I would say the following:- Richborough Castle Kent TR3260 07.10.2013 (2) looks odd for colour and the legs, but I think is probably the harvestman Paroligolophus agrestis.
The next four down are all Pisaura mirabilis, a variable spider in terms of colour and depth of pattern.
The next two are the harvestman Paroligolophus agrestis and the last two a male of the harvestman Leiobunum rotundum.
You have also uploaded more photos, Richborough Castle Kent TR3260 07.10.2013 (1) is Metellina female, probably segmentata, but you need a microscope to be sure.
Minster Marshes Kent TR3063 30.09.2013 is Pisuara mirabilis again.
Minster Marshes Kent TR3063 29.09.2013 (2) and Minster Marshes Kent TR3063 29.09.2013 (1) is a female Leiobunum. You need to be able to clearly see the eye banding.
Minster Marshes Kent TR3063 24.09.2013 is probably Mitopus morio.
Minster Marshes Kent TR3063 23.09.2013 is Araneus diadematus.
Minnis Bay Kent TR2668 21.09.2013 is Metellina species.
Manston Kent TR3166 20.09.2013 is probably Mitopus morio.
Pegwell Bay Kent TR3564 18.09.2013 is Araneus diadematus.
Highstead Sand Pit Kent TR2166 12.09.2013 (1) and (2) are an Araniella species, probably either cucurbitina or opisthographa, but adults under a microscope are essential for species id.
Highstead Sand Pit Kent TR2166 12.09.2013 is Tetragnatha species, adults under a microscope necessary for species id.
Chislet Park Kent TR2163 30.08.2013 is Larinioides cornutus.
Yes, please post, but much better to send them in one batch.
In my garden in July.
Thanks in advance.
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