|Jumping Spider, Siticus pubescens - Carlton wall 07/05/2013|
Anyway enough of bees. When looking at the bees my attention was drawn to the chap in the photograph. He had taken up position behind my bee log in a little gap between the wall and the log. He seemed quite happy with a small shaft of sunlight illuminating him nicely. A rush inside for the camera and what you see is the best of some rather average shots, I think that there was not enough natural light, but it still gives a pleasing effect, give the picture a double click and you can see it a little more clearly.
Siticus pubescens is a rather nice hairy jumping spider, slightly larger than my other wall dweller Salticus scenicus. Described as common and living on walls and fence posts. I have them on both wall and fence in my suburban garden. Still haven't got the extension tubes, but have spent a fair bit on 3 books on British spiders, an EBAY bargain!