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Fen Raft Spiders 2019

I was at Carlton Marshes last week and went to see if I could find my first Fen Raft Spiders of the year. I was pleased when I spotted this well marked specimen after just a few minutes of searching. I find it fascinating that such a large spider (3 inch leg span) can be supported by the surface tension of the water as it sits and waits to detect movement of the surface, indicating potential prey.

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Re: Fen Raft Spiders 2019

A real beauty....
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Re: Fen Raft Spiders 2019

A fascinating spider and good to see the reintroductions are working. Shame it is so far to travel, but would be a good one to visit.

You might think about entering this in the Suffolk Wildlife Photo competition. https://www.suffolkphotography.org
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Re: Fen Raft Spiders 2019

Thanks for showing - very pleasing to see.


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Re: Fen Raft Spiders 2019

Many thanks for the comments and 'likes'. I was at Carlton Marshes again last Monday and found two more Fen Raft Spiders so I have added an extra photo to the other two at the top of the thread.

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Re: Fen Raft Spiders 2019

They are beauties. I'll have a look round for some on our travels as I search for swallowtails.
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Re: Fen Raft Spiders 2019

Very well photographed, a pleasure to see.
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