Wyre Forest Study Group – Spider articles

A Spider and Parasite from Button Oak Meadow, Wyre Forest – Gary Farmer

The author shows photographs of the development of the larva of a Polysphincta Ichneumon wasp on an Araniella spider.

(From Wyre Forest Study Group REVIEW 2014)

Linyphiid Sheet Webs – Brian Stephens

The author was lucky enough to see a meadow full of spider sheet webs in November 2014. His photographs show the extent of the webbing and some of the thousands of money spiders involved.  

(From the Wyre Forest Study Group REVIEW 2014)

Spider Days! Birchen Park – Nicki Farmer
In June 2014 the Wyre Forest Study Group joined forces with the Shropshire Spider group to search for the rare Midas Tree-weaver Spider Midia midas and this article describes the methods used.

(From the Wyre Forest Study Group REVIEW 2014)

New Sites in WYRE for Strawberry Spider Araneus alsine – Jane Scott
The author describes the new sites for the Strawberry Spider in Wyre discovered in 2014.  

(From the Wyre Forest Study Group REVIEW 2014)

Oonops domesticus at The Newalls – Susan Limbrey
Susan Limbrey found this tiny spider in her house in November 2014. She describes its behaviour and identification features to encourage us to look elsewhere for this often overlooked species.

(From the Wyre Forest Study Group REVIEW 2014)014)

Two Scarce Spiders recorded in the Wyre Forest – John Bingham 
The Strawberry Spider Araneus alsine and the Triangle Spider Hyptiotes paradoxus are found infrequently in the forest. This article describes these species and is illustrated with John Bingham’s excellent photographs

(From the Wyre Forest Study Group REVIEW 2013)014)

Micrommata virescens – John Bingham 
The author describes one of Wyre’s iconic spider species, and provides details about its life history. 

(From the Wyre Forest Study Group REVIEW 2012)014)

Neriene radiata – Rosemary Winnall
This spider was previously thought to be restricted to the conifer forests of Scotland, and yet it has been found in Wyre. The author notes local records and suggests a possible reason for its presence here. 

(From the Wyre Forest Study Group REVIEW 2012)014)

The Spider Fungus Gibellula pulchra – Rosemary Winnall
The author describes the discovery of this fungus and describes its life history

(From the Wyre Forest Study Group REVIEW 2011)014)

Creatures of the Dark! – Rosemary Winnall
This article describes the search for the elusive cave spider Meta menardi in the Wyre Forest.

(From the Wyre Forest Study Group REVIEW 2009)014)

Spider (Araniella) & Parasite (Polysphincta) 

Gary Farmer

Strawberry Spider

Araneus alsine

Jane Scott

Spider Fungus

Gibellula pulchra

Rosemary Winnall

Triangle Spider

Hyptiotes paradoxus

John Bingham

Green Huntsman-Spider – female

Micrommata virescens

John Bingham