Jan 23, 2010

Spider Dining

Photo source: Robert Jackson via Australian Museum
Spiders dare upset my equilibrium by their very presence. So you can understand what wicked glee I find in seeing their demise, especially at the hands of jumping spiders (some of my favorite creepy crawlies). Here's a Portia sp. getting the jump (literally) on another spider.


And how about the photo below? That's right, it's a cricket eating a spider. More specifically, a king cricket that has overpowered and decided to dine upon a funnel web spider. How's that for upsetting the perceived natural order?

Thanks for the photos, Annie.

(bottom photo source: Ramon Mascord and the Australian Museum)


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