Neoscona arabesca / Cupido comyntas
I was focusing on the spider when it snatched the butterfly right in front of me! I watched as it wrapped its prey - the whole process from capture to packed lunch took less than 2 minutes!
The first photo in this series is actually the last I took, but I've chosen this one because it shows the way that the spider produces the silk to wrap its prey.
Lat: 35.92, Long: -86.85
Spotted on Aug 2, 2012
Submitted on Aug 3, 2012
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