Spider's Breakfast

A busy morning for the local spiders.  The European Garden Spider (aka Cross Spider) in the tomato plants was having Marmalade Hoverfly for breakfast.  Meanwhile a Noble False Widow spider living in a gap in the wall was immobilising a Common Wasp that had got snared in its web.  The diversity of insects seems to be declining as summer progresses, but spiders and wasps are more and more apparent.  We even had a visit from a very impressive European Hornet yesterday - a first this summer - too much of a wimp to get a decent photo, I’m afraid.