Probably more common than the records suggest, the Orb Web Spider Araniella curcurbitina was recently seen at the Kilbarry Bog National Heritage Area in Waterford City.
Photographed in a Waterford City Garden today, early newly hatched Garden Cross Spiders. These will be distributed by the wind to the surrounding area.
Each of these spiderlings is 2-3mm in size. They will grow into one of the largest spiders you are likely to encounter in Ireland.