It's funny what you find when you're sitting in the smallest room in the house!
This rather splendid arachnid, has been dwelling in our downstairs wash room for a while. It's about 6cm across and when mildly disturbed has a very unusual habit of vibrating backwards and forwards on its web.
I decided to take some pictures and try to identify if in the Collins Guide to Spiders etc. So for I haven't had any luck, so if you're an expert let me know. A close up shows the three tone knees rather nicely.
I've only caught a few Kent Black Arches, the last one was almost exactly a year ago, about the time that Kent won last years 20-20 Cup. So when there was one in the trap this morning I thought that it might just be a good omen for today. They came so close to winning the final, loosing by just three runs with the game in the balance until the last ball. Consequently today's been a bit of a couch potato day with three games to watch.