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Selwyn Times: April 25, 2017

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SELWYN TIMES .kiwi Tuesday April 25 2017 13 Latest Christchurch news at www. Backyard critters Orb web spiders hide on your house Mike Bowie is an ecologist who specialises in entomology (insects and other invertebrates). Each week he introduces a new species found in his backyard at Lincoln. His column aims to raise public awareness of biodiversity, the variety of living things around us GARDEN orb web spiders are very conspicuous because of their geometric webs that glisten with morning dew or sun. The species is common outside of the house, either hiding in the corner during the day or in the middle of the web at night. The orb web spider is a 10 to 12mm spider from Australia that probably got blown to New Zealand in a natural process called ballooning, where spiderlings attached to fine silk can disperse hundreds of kilometres. The spider’s scientific name, Eriphora pustulosa, is in reference to the five humps on its back, two larger in the middle and three at the rear, which helps to identify it. The species is incredibly variable in colour which helps it blend in to its environment. When the web snares prey, the spider will immobilise it by wrapping silk around it. Egg sacs are initially brown but turn olive green over time and consist of a loose, wiry silk, often found CAMOUFLAGE: The orb web spider’s variable colour helps it blend in to its environment. ​ in the corner of windows or under eaves. •Specimens collected by Mike Bowie will be logged online at http:// This is a place where you can share what you see in nature, set up a citizen-science monitoring project and learn about our natural history. It allows you to load photos of your specimen and you can ask for identification by experts. Weekend breakfasts starting Sat 6 May & Sun 7 May Open from 8am Sports played live on our big screens • Gaming Room Lounge • 7 Days $7 beer/wine 4pm-6pm • Sun/Mon/Tues $10 desserts • Mon/Tues 13” Woodfired Pizzas $20 each • Tues Quiz Night • Wed Burger and Beer • Thurs $10 Cocktails • Thurs/Fri Curry and Beer Nights • Roast meal every lunchtime and Sun night • Open 7 days lunch/dinner West Melton Village, Weedons Ross Road Ph 03 421 6481