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Flower Crab Spider

Thomisus sp.


Magical moment when you find a mating pair of Flower Crab spiders, each with a meal!!!


Found on a lavender bush in our garden.


You can see the female with a bee and the male with a jackal fly. I only got 4 pics of both with meal, when the female drops the bee, flips over for the mating. Whilst all this action is taking place the male never lets go of his jackal fly! Im elated to have seen this!! View more pictures here:

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Smith Zoo
Smith Zoo 7 years ago

Dankie Johan! Ek het geweet jy sal die een waardeur!

Johan Heyns
Johan Heyns 7 years ago

Great shots and spot Dez!

Smith Zoo
Smith Zoo 7 years ago

Thanks Luis!

LuisStevens 7 years ago

Great find!

Smith Zoo
Smith Zoo 7 years ago

Thank you RiekoS and Noel! The highlight of my week!

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 7 years ago

Great series!

RiekoS 7 years ago

Beautiful as always!

Hahaha! I could imagine myself doing just like that if given a rare chance to spot this event. Lucky you!! :)

Smith Zoo
Smith Zoo 7 years ago

Thank you Agnes, I was beside myself when I spot this! In the back yard! I was running like a crazy person to get the camera in time! :)

Congratulations! Such a great find! They've also attracted so many onlookers :)

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Western Cape, South Africa

Spotted on May 22, 2013
Submitted on May 23, 2013

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