Jul 292015

At Samphire Hoe a couple of weeks ago, whilst the rest of us were debating over the identity of a wader (which turned out to be a Knot), Joe was quietly watching as a spider and insect were crawling along the sea wall.

Spider-hunting Wasp and Prey
Once I got the photo on the laptop, I realised that the insect was actually pulling the spider along, and after a conversation with the ever-knowledgable Malcolm, we are now a step nearer to an ID.   The spider looks like an Orb-web, possibly Garden spider, and the insect is a Spider-hunting Wasp Pompilidae – no idea which at this stage though!

Well done and thanks to Joe for spotting it.

Any thoughts on ID welcomed.


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