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We’ve recently been getting interesting records of two unusual garden spiders coming in to Cofnod.

Misumena vatia is a large crab spider which sits on flowers and captures bees and butterflies. If the female spider is sitting on a white flower her colour remains white, however she can change to bright yellow if she moves on to a yellow flower!

Nigma puella, the Bleeding Heart Spider was recorded for the first time in North Wales, but there must be more out there! This is a small (3 mm) white spider with pink and green markings that sits on garden foliage.

Please submit your records of these two species, with photographs, to Cofnod using the ORS or the LERC Wales App and help us map their distributions.

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