A few weeks ago as I was walking up the path to the shed I saw this …. 2nd October an adult Pompilid Wasp had caught a juvenile Rain Spider, and after stinging and paralyzing it, was proceeding to drag it back to its nest. Once there -if it had not done so already – … More Incy Wincy International Rescue.
Jumping Spider. Okay, I admit it – I jumped when this little one bungee jumped and landed on my forehead then ran up its thread onto my scalp as I walked between two of the lemon trees this afternoon, but solely because I felt him rather than saw him, and having been bitten on … More Incy Wincy – And we both jumped!
Tetragnatha sp. (Tetragnathidae) Long Jawed Orb Weavers. These guys hang out around the edges of the pond stringing web from the pool edge to the reeds. If you’d like to see what else they can do with their webs, have a look at Notes post! Truly spectacular. Ark
Female Crab Spider and mate hanging out in a pink orchid. Squares in September – BeckyB
After an absence of nigh on twelve months, a call to come to the garden shed and ”Bring the camera!” had me scurrying Toot Sweet from my office this evening. The dry weather, and what I can only imagine to have been some rather heavy predation from Pompilid wasps, the Rain Spiders have been … More Incy Wincy – A brand new Bert!
Flower Crab Spider on Cosmos. Ark. Squares: Pink 11
Blogpal Carol, who is in warmer, more tropical climes of SA than I am, recently posted some rather special photographs of a Flower Mantis hunting a honey bee. Pop over, to her spot. Flower Mantids are spectacular and they deserve a look. Anyway, she made mention of the flies that were attracted to … More Crab Spiders and Prey