Sunday, June 15, 2008

Daisy and the Spider

This little spider sits in middle of the daisy, legs poised and agape for hours, waiting for a tiny fly, bee or wasp to visit the daisy for nectar. When a fly lands on the daisy, the spider's legs close like a Venus flytrap and the poor bug becomes food for the spider.


Anonymous said...

amazing photos. any idea what kind of
spider it is? are last two pix of
a fight or a shedding?

thanks so much for sharing.


Douglas Watts said...

I don't know what spider it is. The last photos are of the spider catching and killing a fly that landed on the daisy to drink nectar.