Tag Archives: Predation

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Chillin’ Spider

This laid-back fishing spider (Dolomedes triton), was resting on a floating birch branch at the pond edge at the Jan Janzen Nature Centre. I had to add a tele-extender to my macro lens to get it within […]

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What has she woven?

A Marbled orb weaver, Araneus marmoreus, snug in the relative protection of a dried leaf, binds her prey. The prey item seems to have a mottled abdomen not unlike the spider, but two red marks stand […]

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Spider Wasp with Crab Spider

I found this spider-dragging wasp scampering over a fallen pine in the sandy Halfmoon Lake Natural Area. It was a challenge to photograph –  the rapidly moving spider, travelling over the rough surface of the […]

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The Week on Sunday #25

♦ Opening with – ‘The Life of an Entomolgist” (Hat-tip to Maria Pineda).  Leaf-litter extraction with creative animation and rollicking music: ♦ Most butterfly watchers have probably noticed the similarity that the tail-end of hairstreak (Family Lycaenidae, […]

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A rose is a rose is a rose is a …?

Apologies to Gertrude Stein, but sometimes a rose is a rose is a rose is a death trap…      

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New-ish Review – Beetles who love aphids who love ants who love aphids….

  Organisms that live with ants are called myrmecophiles: literally, “ant lovers”. They do this for a number of reasons: they may benefit from the protection offered by the ants, and/or the environmental conditions of the nest […]

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Links with Bugs

Some interesting links to bug news from outside of the usual bug-blog world: Understanding Evolution has updated the article: Quick evolution leads to quiet crickets. The field crickets on the Hawaiian island of Kauai are being […]

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