Shingle Spiders

28th March 2011, Monday

I’ve spent a bit of time this year turning over stones and sieving the roots of grasses in the search for a suite of rare money spiders which could occur on the shingle at Rye Harbour. No luck so far, but I have come across an interesting selection of other, larger spiders. This has included Phrurolithus festivus (The Pretty Ant Spider – great name!), Neon pictus and today several other jumping spiders, incuding Heliophanus flavipes, Euophrys frontalis, and best of all, Sitticus inexpectus, another species which, while not common nationally, is fairly regular at Rye Harbour.
Sitticus inexpectus