Saturday, 24 September 2011

Male Tegenaria

This male house spider was suspended in the web of a large female Pholcus, which was sitting about 10 inches away. I stood for ages on a chair above the toilet, waiting for the two to come to blows. Unfortunately, i accidentally touched a thread of web and the male Tegenaria reacted like greased lightening, running at the camera and my face and making me fall off the chair and nearly head first in to the bath. It reminded me of a very simliar incident that i had with a huge orb spider in Vietnam. Not nice.