The first Sussex Spider Group field visit to Lullington Heath was very successful. Undoubted highlight was the discovery of a very large female Atypus affinis by Evan Jones. Photos of the Atypus, Araneus angulatus and Platystomos albinus found on the day can be viewed on Flickr.
40+ species of spider were recorded, but there are many collected specimens yet to be identified. Other highlights included a Philodromus albidus, many Xysticus audax, Neoscona adianta, Zilla diodia, and a Cyclosa conica.
Thanks to everyone that attended and contributed to the records for this very under recorded site, and special thanks to Evan Jones for his skill in finding the Atypus webs.
The next Sussex Spider Group field visit will be to Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve on Sat 8th September. Please contact Andy if you would like come along.
Picture: Micrommata virescens by Andy Phillips, www.flickr.com/photos/3cubes/