I've been concerned to be reading about exploding yellow spiders found "all across Britain." I haven't seen any. But I finally had time to read an article properly and they aren't like suicide bombers. Apparently these are all baby spiders and when they're small they're all clumped together. But if disturbed they go shooting off in all directions, looking rather like an explosion. Those that survive grow up to be ordinary garden spiders and eat lots of insects. Good for them.

Exploding yellow garden spiders


Mona Evans
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