Catch of The Day

Goldenrod Spider (Misumena vatia) with prey

Our friend is here again, the Goldenrod Spider (Misumena vatia), in his (or I should say ‘her’) favourite spot on my Spotted Laurel bush at the bottom of the garden. She has another great catch, a flesh fly which looks about equal to her size. She didn’t like me getting too close though, for as I poked my lens nearer she slowy crept behind the leaf, hauling her prey with her out of sight. She obviously likes to dine in private.

Please click on the image for a more up close and personal look. Click again, if you have eaten, to move in just a little closer …

23 thoughts on “Catch of The Day

    1. I think it’s because it is a favourtite fly, bee and butterfly sunbathing spot as they get the sun there most of the day. And the spiders know it!


    1. Thank you, Ellen πŸ™‚ It sure is! I watched one of these try and snatch a bumblebee out the air the other day in the back garden. I guess when you are hungry enough you will go for it! πŸ™‚

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