Eight legs - Arachnids

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Submit your best picture of an arachnid with 8 legs. Crabs, Octopus's and other eight legged animals not allowed. Anything in the Arachnid family is ok - Spiders, Scorpions tick's etc. Please give any information you have on what the arachnid is, where it was taken and any interesting stories about getting the photograph.
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Wasp Spider
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A native species in Mediterranean countries, this spider has now found it's way to the UK. This particular 'specimen' was outside my office window. A big sucker!
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Submitted: Thursday, 21st May, 2009 18:32 (GMT)
Taken: Tuesday, 2nd September, 2008
Focal length: 70 mm
Shutter speed: 1/125 sec
Aperture: F11
ISO: 100
Notes: Hand held and hoped for the best.
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