Spiders

Spiders get everywhere that butterflies live. They are in the air, producing large webs to trap butterflies and moths in flight. Araneus diadematus       spid6.jpg (26493 bytes)    Meta merianae
They lie in wait on flower heads ready to catch nectaring butterflies. Aculepeira ceropegia ?    spid3.jpg (41951 bytes)    spid9.jpg (19736 bytes)
They hunt on the ground, jumping to ensnare their prey.

spid7.jpg (37879 bytes)    spid1.jpg (26139 bytes)    Pardosa lugubris?

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They hunt at night, catching sleeping butterflies. Dysdera crocata

 

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