Friday, 21 August 2009

Yellow spider alert in Hackney

Normal-looking brown spiders are all over my garden. If this year is anything like last year, they will soon look like rotten strawberries hanging in mid-air. I generally don't notice them until it's too late.

They are bad enough.

Then this small yellow poisonous-looking creature turned up yesterday.

It was the colour of a banana so I thought it must be some exotic killer of some kind. But it probably isn't exotic or dangerous. I didn't squash it. Hopefully it'll deal with those green shiny beetles that, I suspect, ate my rosemary plant.

1 comment:

  1. Nice shot! My back garden in Dalston was also visited by a Misumena vatia, last year. I'd never seen one before and thought it might be an albino of some sort - though I couldn't see what colour its eyes were!

    These poor spiders have no webs and hence are sort-of-homeless. So I guess Hackney is as good a place for them to hang out as anywhere else.