Spider in her Larder

Spider in waiting
This year for the first time I have noticed these spiders on this peony plant. There have been several of them, distinctive with their red strips and white, almost translucent bodies. They are mostly to be found on the flowers like this that are white, with splashes or edges of red or pink. It’s not a bad camouflage, though it makes them elusive models. The bug you see on the right is dead. From what I could see, the spider lay in wait for bugs that passed by all unawares, then she would kill them. She then stashed them between the petals of the peony. It is as if she was storing them in her food locker or larder.

I did make some macro photographs of this little lady, one of which I might share later.

18 Responses

  1. Very good inerpretation, +Lynn David Newton – I have now put in the full explanation of the photograph.
    (The rules of wordless Wednesday is that you mustn't write any comment on the posting, nor reply to comments until after the Wednesday.)

    Thanks a lot +Marilyn Benham 

    Thanks a lot +Alex Lapidus 

    Oooh yes, +Genia Dees 😀

    Thank you +Sumit Sen 

    A very real one, +Ursula Klepper – you can read the description now in the posting as I have updated it. I also saw it on the wild roses. Very nicely painted, for sure. 😀

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