Nursery Web Spider on Japanese White Anemone

11 09 2011

The late afternoon light illuminating this Japanese White Anemone bloom is what first caught my eye. Then I noticed the spider. At first glance, I thought, “what an unusual spider with extra antennae and a striped head.” It wasn’t until I looked through my macro lens that I saw what it really was—a Nursery Web Spider (I’m fairly confident with the i.d.) consuming a Hoverfly for dinner! Alas, poor Hoverfly. (Of course, spiders have to eat, too). Photographed at Green Spring Gardens

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.



One response

11 09 2011
Coco Rivers

Oh, how I loathe spiders lol but I adore Anemones. It seems like a metaphor for life, the ugly hairy creepy crawlies and the purity of beauty unblemished. Gorgeous photograph!!!

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