It's that time of year when all the insect pests like to have a munch on our citrus trees, and the brightly coloured bronze orange bugs were my target this morning. While knocking a few of the big galoots out of the foliage, onto the ground, I disturbed this little spidery person, who I had never seen before.
|Once I'd taken the photos it only took me the first few seconds|
of Google searching to find out its formal name, at this
Spiders of Australia website. Then another quick Googling
deposited me on this handy website which is the
"fan page" devoted to Diaea evanida.
|I'm sure our garden wildlife see me as a pest. I never harm|
any of them, but they do resent my intrusion with the camera,
so for what it's worth I always say "sorry" after I have taken
my photos and departed for my study to download them.
Oh well, even if they don't do my work for me in the citrus trees, it's nice to finally meet them and know yet another fascinating little person with whom we share our garden.