The Wasp Spider was first found in Guernsey in 1995, but was known from Jersey since the 1950s and in Southern England since the 1930s. It is a striking yellow and black and white striped spider. It often spins it webs in low vegetation. The webs are unusual because of a zig-zag band of silk down the centre, of uncertain function, called the stabilimentum. In late summer the females spin a beautiful, flask-shaped, patterned case in which she lays her eggs. The young spiders hatch from these in the spring.