Thursday, 12 August 2010
Wasp Spider action.( no, not that kind)
I thought these made a good series, even though the first
couple are blurry! I went back to the site yesterday and she
was there with 1 item of prey (at the back), which she left at
speed when a grasshopper jumped into her web.
Note the look of horror in the Grasshopper's eyes.
You can see her shooting web at it. Brilliant gorey detail.
Same here. Fascinating, but I do feel for the prey, honest.
Both their faces can be seen here.
She looks a nasty piece of work.
Grasshopper properly secured, she goes
back to her original prey.
Lunch is served.
This much smaller Spider was near her and I assume it
is the male. I couldn't get a front view.
Poor chap doesn't stand a chance.