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Flower Crab Spider

Thomisus sp.

Description:

Flower crab spider with Cotton Stainers and Jackal Flies - fighting for the meal it caught - African bee http://www.flickr.com/photos/dkeats/5047... Jackal Flies - (Family Milichiidae)

Habitat:

On Lavender in garden

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26 Comments (1–25)

Smith Zoo
Smith Zoo 8 years ago

Thanks Mona, ceherzog and Telse!

Telse
Telse 8 years ago

What a fantastic shot Smith Zoo! Kewl!

ceherzog
ceherzog 8 years ago

I remember this one...blew me away then...and still does!

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 8 years ago

Wow !!!

Smith Zoo
Smith Zoo 8 years ago

Thanks Mayra and Ietermagog, very exciting find for me!

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 8 years ago

Wow! Great community!!

Ietermagog
Ietermagog 8 years ago

Wow! This is incredible

Smith'sZoo
Smith'sZoo 8 years ago

Thank you empidonax. That is funny Adarsha, I dont thing it wants to share... but has no choice! ;)

empidonax
empidonax 8 years ago

This is a really cool photo.

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 8 years ago

Uninvited guests ! Same thing happens with Humans...If spider is happy to share last piece of food, then good...Else, its very bad...

Smith'sZoo
Smith'sZoo 8 years ago

Indeed Adarsha, the spider does all the hard work! Then the Jackal flies and cotton stainers come in for a bite...

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 8 years ago

Unbelievable..There is a whole bunch of creatures...4 spottings embeded in one...Looks like a nest !!!

Smith'sZoo
Smith'sZoo 8 years ago

Thank you Mayra

Smith'sZoo
Smith'sZoo 8 years ago

I found a few in the garden and every other day I get to witness this amazing display of nature!

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 8 years ago

Incredible, great series!

Smith'sZoo
Smith'sZoo 8 years ago

Thanks ceherzog.

ceherzog
ceherzog 8 years ago

Totally outstanding!

Smith'sZoo
Smith'sZoo 8 years ago

Gracias Harsuame, thank you Arvin, S Frazier and Karen. I will surely love to join those missions and add them, thanks for the heads up K!

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Wonderful capture Dez!
You might like to add this to a couple more missions - "interaction between different species of arthropod", & "hunters & animal food habits". Both are global missions.

harsuame
harsuame 8 years ago

Fantastico demasiados individuos ::

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 8 years ago

Very nice!!

ArvinMemaphu
ArvinMemaphu 8 years ago

wow!

Smith'sZoo
Smith'sZoo 8 years ago

Thank you everyone, yes patty, it is a messy display of eat or be eaten!

patty
patty 8 years ago

interesting spotting and picture although it seems one of those quite messy encounters of nature. which will result in some loss...

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Wow amazing series :)

Smith Zoo
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Western Cape, South Africa

Spotted on Sep 29, 2012
Submitted on Sep 30, 2012

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