Crab Spider

Don’t panic – it is tiny, I promise!

The cool temperatures pushing right through April has slowed the appearance of wildlife, insects in particular. Fortunately, things are now improving and Ed Phillips, a local wildlife photographer wasted no time in visiting our grounds to search through the undergrowth for anything of interest, with his specialist macro zoom camera.

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Many of Ed’s photographs are insects so tiny, that it’s often a case of snap first and identify later. Luckily, on this occasion, Ed has managed a confirmation for the image below, which we believe to be a philodromid crab spider. It is approximately 5 to 6mm across, and is seen resting on a daffodil flower bulb amongst undergrowth at Compton Verney.

Flora & Fauna at Compton Verney

Ed Phillips Wildlife

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