Monday, 27 February 2012
Save for web
I was looking for insects at the rainforest edge when I found this spider snug in a shelter that will never be featured on Grand Designs. But neither will it run over budget by a soul-destroying amount and prompt huge numbers of viewers to doubt the spider's grip on reality. So that's good news.
I don't know what sort of spider it is, other than a cute one. (Sure, it's not salticid cute, but it has its own green-skinned, bug-eyed charm.) (What? What's wrong with that?) The arrangement of eyes, particularly the size of the anterior lateral pair, suggests a crab spider (Thomisidae). But I have the same grip on arachnology that some of the Grand Designs participants have on project management. Make of that what you will.
As always, IDs offered will be gratefully received.