Sunday, January 02, 2011


I haven't figured out what's going on here. When I first started taking pictures, I assumed that it was a spider on its web. But the more I looked at the scene, the more it seemed that whatever was in the web was prey, not predator. Almost in a crucified position... and it wasn't moving. But there was something very small moving about the lower abdomen of the prey. Maybe moving in and out of the prey is a better description. Whatever it was, it was too small to photograph. Any ideas? Click on the image for enlargement. I have the original images of higher resolution, if anyone wants copies.


SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Good question Steven. At first glance I thought it was a spider but I count only 6 legs. That could be because of the way the picture is taken though. Very ofter large females are accompanied by the males which can be very much smaller.

sistasage said...

maybe someone laid their eggs in the carcass? fascinating.