Nursery web spider

15 07 2014

Nursery web spider (Pisaurina mira), photographed at Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens on Sunday morning. Located in that darker blob area directly under the top curve of the leaf are her babies (some already moving around). What you might not notice directly below and left of the spider is the solitary wing of a damselfly, remnants of a past feast.

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Beige Spider

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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

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