|Native understory snuffed out by |
invasive English ivy
|Cone swallowed in ivy|
Tapping 76 cones I collected 55 spiders and 8 species. As at Green Lake Park a few weeks before, 3 of these species were introduced: Lepthyphantes tenuis (Linyphiidae), Philodromus dispar (Philodromidae) and Theridion bimaculatum (Theridiidae). Philodromus dispar was the most numerous identifiable species present (9 individuals), while the native Theridion sexpunctatum (Theridiidae) came in a close second (8 individuals).
|A Cryphoeca exlineae in web|
|Another C. exlineae in web|