Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Cucumber green spider

This little green spider is Araniella cucurbitina, sometimes known as the cucumber green spider. It's quite common here in Durham at this time of year and often weaves its snare across leaf surfaces, blending beautifully with its background.. 

It hangs under its web, impaling any small insects that become entangled and dragging them through the snare.

This one set its snare across a leaf of our apple tree