Thank you for confirming my ID . This spider had what appeared to be a male 'suitor' attempting to approach her at the time I took this photograph. The second spider which I thought perhaps a male was much slimmer and sleeker but with similar colouration.
Today 26/08/2017 again out photographing hoverflies I came across another of these spiders a short distance away from the first reported specimen together with what appeared to be an attentive male. Grid Ref. SS60293148 The larger of the two spiders which I assume is the female was exactly the same in appearance as the one I photographed yesterday and again the one I assume to be male was similar in pattern and colour but much slimmer. Perhaps these are not as uncommon as we think but I suppose if we have a breeding community in this area and considering the number of young they can have we may well have a thriving population of them here in Landkey ? Many thanks. John
Best wishes, Donal
The reason your photo did not show in the post was that you managed to double insert it soemhow. You can insert a picture simpling by clicking once on the mini photo shown above the text entry. I have sorted that out now.
I think it is a Napoleon Spider (Synaema globosum/) . I have not seen one before so it would be good if you could confirm this.
Is this spreading in the UK now? Do you know what it usually feeds on?
Donal. PS. I don't seem to see the photo I uploaded. How do I get it into the forum post?
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