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    Photos Hello darkness my old friend....

    ... I've come to photo you again....

    4 from late at night in the garden just before midnight.


    A froghopper (or is it a leafhopper, lol)...





    A silver sided sector spider (Zygiella x-notata)





    A short legged harvestman - I first thought Rilaena triangularis, but I now think it may be Paroligolophus agrestis - a common opillione.





    Finally the rapid running snout mite (Bdellidae) which I see quite frequently on the compost bin. Not sure what the interloper is just OoF, maybe a second snouty, but could be a springtail, or any other tiny insect! They feed on other arthropods like springtails, small insects and other mites, including their eggs. They harpoon their prey with a jet of saliva and attach it to the substrate with silk threads like shrouds.





    And just to show how it doesn't always go to plan - here is the snout mite having speared something - and the focus is off because it's so small I didn't know I was missing it slightly to the naked eye!







    Paul.

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    Default Re: Hello darkness my old friend....

    On the last two pics what surface is the mite on?

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    Default Re: Hello darkness my old friend....

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    On the last two pics what surface is the mite on?
    Compost bin lid in the garden.

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    Default Re: Hello darkness my old friend....

    Cool shots mate not keen on spiders but cracking.
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    Default Re: Hello darkness my old friend....

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    Cool shots mate not keen on spiders but cracking.
    Cheers ears

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