Mr & Mrs Wasp Spider

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by Counter, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. Counter

    Counter

    Sep 18, 2007
    London
    A charming couple don't you think?

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    And one after she'd managed to get rid of him

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    For those of you who know London, you may be surprised to hear that this was in the middle of Regent's Park. I'd never seen a Wasp Spider anywhere before and certainly never expected to see one there but I spotted at least ten in about five square meters. I was amazed and went back again very early the next day. The webs are quite close to the ground so I ended up lying on a newspaper on a patch of Thistles trying to get as level as I could.

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  2. Stephan54

    Stephan54

    665
    May 13, 2006
    Netherlands
    Good detail. Eating your partner could work out cheaper than divorce.
     
  3. Counter

    Counter

    Sep 18, 2007
    London
    Thank you Stephan. I feared for the Male when he started climbing all over her but she didn't seem at all bothered. Shame, would have made a great series.
     
  4. Wow, nice detail and color.