Monday, September 23, 2013

Spider vs Butterfly

A Simply Extra
In a battle between butterfly and spider, spider usually wins.  This luckless cloudless sulphur had the misfortune of becoming entangled in a writing spider's web.

This black and yellow argiope (writing spider) scored a big meal when a cloudless sulphur butterfly flew into its web

The spider is busy wrapping up its catch

Several black and yellow argiopes (Argiope aurantia) have built their distinctive webs on the firespike bush, which attracts many butterflies as well as hummingbirds, bees and other insects.

In another firespike bush, a writing spider's web captured a moth

This cloudless sulphur managed to avoid any sticky entanglements, at least so far...

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