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Banded Argiope vs. Bee

Argiope trifasciata

Description:

Banded Argiope climbing up web to have a nice snack of a caught bee.

Habitat:

Meadow in the Poconos.

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8 Comments

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 11 years ago

Thank you. I kept on clicking until the spider and bee were fighting, grabbed a reed and the little web the bee was caught on released and it flew away. NEW PHOTOS!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 11 years ago

Great action... Great macro work....
I wonder how long you kept shooting this scene...!!

KristalWatrous
KristalWatrous 11 years ago

The bee is a bumble bee, probably Bombus impatiens.

KennethCox
KennethCox 11 years ago

Bee rescue is completely appropriate, these days!

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 11 years ago

I got a thick reed and I saved the bee. HA! Yes, I interfered with nature. Thanks everyone!

KarenL
KarenL 11 years ago

Poor bee! Wonderful series!
I spotted a similar contest between a praying mantis & a bee - on that occasion the bee won the day! http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/741...

MichaelMorris
MichaelMorris 11 years ago

agreed, kenneth

KennethCox
KennethCox 11 years ago

Wow, that last shot says it all!

Carol Snow Milne
Spotted by
Carol Snow Milne

Pennsylvania, USA

Spotted on Sep 27, 2011
Submitted on Nov 5, 2011

Spotted for Mission

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