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Anyone Seen A Wasp Spider ?

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Was doing a spot of thistle control and saw this

 

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Never seen one in the UK before. Used to see loads of them in the south of France when I lived there. Apparently a fairly recent arrival over here.

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First one I ever seen,been reading up on them, seems the mild winters have helped them spread and they are heading north.

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I saw my first one near Lee-On-The-Solent during the late 90s but then didn't see any for several years. Last year and the year before my son and I found several in a field near me but none in the same field this year but then he spotted a single one a few days ago while we were returning from a local walk.

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never saw one before

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That actual size it looks a big beggar

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I once saw one of these spiders having a crazy battle with a praying mantis that had fallen into its web. The spider won. They are big enough to tackle large grasshoppers.

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