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Hello Gardeners

I hope you had a good weekend as we had in the South West. We had nice sunshine this morning and I took my camera to make some close ups.
I don't know about your garden, but I see definitely in my garden some tiny insects which I hadn't noticed before.
For days now, I observe this net of spider youngsters. They form to a ball over night, and start to have a walk once the sun is out. I don't know the name and I do hope it's not some nasty type but just the early stage of a common garden spider. I checked the internet but as usual, so many types again,, and I can't get my image better. These spider youngsters are tiny, just 2mm, I would say, and are yellow sith a black bottom - if that makes sense.

Since last year, I try to keep record what turns up in my garden, and I'm sure if's a very common ... moth? ... butterfly?

 Thanks in advance for sharing your knowledge with me

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  • wild edgeswild edges Posts: 10,171
    Mullein moth caterpillar. The moth is pretty funky looking too 
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  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 22,704
    Yes, those baby garden spiders always make me smile.🙂
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    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
  • ShepsSheps Posts: 2,197
    I'd say baby Garden Spiders and a Mullein Moth caterpillar.
  • They are Garden Spiders, Araneus diadematus,  they will disperse in a day or two.
  • Wonderful. Thank you all so much. Knowing what I have in the garden allows me to have a note in my blog. 

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  • @pansyface. They look really amazing. It’s the first time that I see them in that stage. 

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  • @wild edges and @Sheps, the other day, I was cleaning the front door from all the webs, and I had to look twice to identify what looked like a dusty bundle of spider webs as a moth. I believe it was the adult version of the mullein moth. 

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