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 …

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