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  • Writer's pictureWildlife Friendly Otley


These cute little lime-green spiders are to be found in the gardens, hedges and woodland of Otley. Confident in their camouflage colours they sit in the middle of their web rather than hiding. The female can be almost twice the size of the male, though still less than a centimetre. Their spiderlings are red when hatched, but brown by this time of year. All totally harmless to us, of course. Look out for them now before they disappear for the winter.

Photo by Ann Riley


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