Webnesday (47)

I’ve been back in Minnesota for a month now and finally have a small window of free time from all the (several dozens of) projects that seem to keep clamoring for my immediate attention. Yesterday, as I walked through our little meadow of anemone flowers, daisies, and birdsfoot trefoil, I spied, in one of the anemonies, a large hoverfly that seemed to be in an odd position. I’ve seen this before, when an insect has been captured by a spider in ambush, so I was not surprised—but quite delighted—when I came in for a closer look. By the time I’d gone in for my tripod and returned, the tiny crab spider had maneuvered it into a more “normal” stance, but this gave me a better angle to see just what drama was unfolding. And how fortunate the timing: It was just in time for Webnesday, too!

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10 Responses to Webnesday (47)

  1. Peter Klopp says:

    Beautiful macro shot!

  2. Mike Powell says:

    Wonderful image, Gary. I love the way the tiny spider blends in so well with the flower petals.

    • krikitarts says:

      I was hoping you’d like this one, Mike–right up your alley. And yes, tiny indeed: It’s only a bit more than an eighth of an inch from eyes to spinnerets.

  3. Vicki says:

    Great shot, Gary, and nice to see you back online again.
    I vote you only do ‘projects’ every second day so you’ve got more free time :)

  4. Adrian Lewis says:

    Very good to hear from you again, Gary; you don’t seem to have been around for ages. And I salute your expertise – noticing a fly in an odd pose is really quite something! Hope all goes well. Adrian :)

    • krikitarts says:

      I appreciate that very much, Adrian–in fact, I think I’ll have to do a follow-up that shows the hoverfly doing an (assisted) headstand to show you how I first saw it!

  5. bluebrightly says:

    Wow! It’s interesting to hear that you picked up on it because of the hover fly’s awkward position – I will have to be more alert about things like that. Fantastic catch!

    • krikitarts says:

      Hi there, Lynn; the first compliment for the great catch has to go to the little lurker-in-waiting; mine was secondary. And yes, it sure is a big help to keep an eye out for things that seem a bit out of the ordinary!

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