Bob Ford's Video Blog
Radipole Lake RSPB Reserve
Monday May 16th 2016
The path to the North Hide is starting to come alive with insects now the weather is finally warming up.
First a red-headed cardinal beetle.
Next was this beautiful hoverfly basking in the sun. A Helophilus species, most likely H. pendulus.
And then a 22-spot ladybird.
The best find was a "colony" of six Hypsosinga heri, an extremely rare spider which at the moment seems to have a UK range restricted to Radipole and Lodmoor.
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