DAY 224 (15 NOVEMBER) – Missing sector orb weaver (Zygiella x-notata) (Farnham)
Managed to walk straight into a web spun by this spider across our internal courtyard today. Having identified it by its stripey legs, I tried to find out why it has such a specific common name. But all I could find was ‘because it spins an orb web with a missing sector’. Ah, that’ll be it then.
I wonder if the Latin name inspired David Bowie?