Tuesday, September 16, 2008


Well, it may look like magic....a spider "flying" in mid air. But it's really not.

Sometimes when you water in the garden, the spray knocks a spider from its perch, and it hangs in the air. Actually, it's still attached by a silken drag line to the plant or some other object.

Above is some species of tiny crab spider that hovered in the air long enough for me to snap some shots. Its back two pairs of legs are curled around its abdomen. Crab spiders lurk on flowers and plants, and wait for a victim to happen by. Then–WHAM!–it GRABS the bug and enjoys a quiet meal.

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