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Jamanda

White crab spider

Not a bad life. It's been sitting in the same rose for 48 hours now.



gz

Is it native to uk?
sean

Yup.
dpack

ace photos Cool

cute critter, unless one is a bee? did that go badly for ms buzz?
sean

The victim's a hoverfly. Didn't end well for him/her.
dpack

oooh so it is (was), some have quite a set of jaws but not as difficult a meal as a bee in extremis.
buzzy

As I recall, Gerald Durrell's white crab spiders changed colour (slowly) if moved to a red flower.

The hoverfly is probably a species of Eristalis, but they need looking at carefully through a lens to be sure of which one.


The spider is probably Misumena vatia, which does indeed change colour depending on which colour flower it is sitting in. This one is a female.

Henry
sgt.colon

Great shots!

It blends in amazingly well. Did it move after it had eaten?
sean

Nope, still sitting there.
frewen

They are incredible things aren't they!

Great photography too Cool Cool
buzzy

Nope, still sitting there.


Well, why move house when the food is delivered to your door?

Henry
wellington womble

I think you should move it. I want to see it go pink! (Is that mean? It’s hardly a matter of life and death for me, and will mean a big upheaval for the spider, but I’d love to see it)
sean

She's gorn.
buzzy

Didn't want a make over! Wink

Henry
sean

Or a bigger predator turned up.
gz

We saw one on the last part of Springwatch on BBC2...fascinating
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