Advertisement Kullaberg 17 June 2006 A little trip at Kullaberg with my friend Freddy, It dosn´t look so exotic but it´s was fun, the place Kullaberg it´s only 30 minutes away from me. We had an sunny and beautiful weather, but in the evening it became little cloudy and cold. Here are som pictures of various invertebrates on our 6 hour long walking in this beutifull Swedish nature. Agelenidae sp. Araniella cucurbitina Atypus affinis These are the only mygalomorph spider that lives in Sweden. Square 1. = Old well-knowned locality of Atypus affinis I´l got fram an friend of mine. Square 2. = New locality we found this day, I´l haved earlier search here without results. The areas are close to each other, but the localities only lies on the top of each rocks on small limited areas that makes some form of microhabitat. Square 1. - Earlier well-knowned locality. Square. - New locality. Here´s an typical burrow - a tube made of net. These tubes raised about 4-5 cm abowe the ground and been used to feel vibarations when an insect walking over it, When the spider that lives under the ground feels the vibarations it runs up above the ground and strikes with it´s powerfull fangs through the net and pull the prey into it´s burrow. After 20 minutes of digging we got the whole tube, the tube was about 20 cm long. Atypus affinis. Reminds a little bit of "Funnel webs" Jumping spider, unknown species. We also found a moth - Hemaris fuciformis. We saw about 10 of them. They looks and moves just like kolobris and was very beutifull. Unfortunately the picture been blurry... The locality of the moths. Butterfly - Parage aegeria tircis Caterpillar - Philudoria potatoria Green tiger beetle - Cicindela campestris Cetonia aurata Kullaberg 18 June 2006 I was at Kullaberg again with my friend Freddy. Even better weather this day, the sun was shining!! This time we were walking in 8 and a half hour, and we saw lots of fun. On the way from Mölle to Kullaberg. Some pictures of forest-coverd rocky precipice. This day we found 2 whole new localities of Atypus affinis, that lies side by the other rocks that we earlier found them. The spiders lives isolated and only on the top of these rocks, the areas are about 10-15 square meters. The rocks stands in the sun from morning to evening which create an perfect heating of the whole rocky/mountain area. A perfect place for these spiders to enjoy there living. Between these four rocks theres small lush verdure valleys that stands in the shadow, but here there arn´t any Atypus affinis course it´s to cool for them to live. We decided to do an inventory of this area. But this is an very inaccessible ground and hard to climb up to reach this localities. (But I´l got an certificate of educations in mountin-climbing, so there were no problems for me) While on top of these rocks we started to search around every small rocks, stones, inside cracks... The Area with the four localities, numbered 1-4 from north to south, thereafter quantity of burrows: Local 1. 9 st Local 2. 2 st Local 3. 37 st Local 4. 6 st TOTAL: 54 st We also found some nice beetles, here they are... Green tiger beetle - Cicindela campestris Melanophila cyanea Pyrochroa coccinea Small Rhino beetle - Platypus cylindrus Some other insects... Green Katydid, uknown species. Water scorpion - Nepa cinerea Butterfly - Lysandra coridon Catepillar - Lasiocampa trifolii And some amfibians and reptiles we also saw... Smooth Newt - Triturus vulgaris Grass Snake - Natrix natrix Time to go home... Here you can see Kullaberg in the horizon. Hope you all like my little fild trip and my photos... Sorry for my lousy english..