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Sunday, 26 August 2012

Interesting Spiders


In addition to the insects, spiders thrive on the hot weather too. Even some of the common Jumping Spiders are colourful. 



I think the prettiest ones are the Lynx Spiders
(Oxyopidae)





The Lynx Spiders usually have long legs, and like most of the Jumping Spiders, they are hunters and do not make webs.




However, their eyesight is not as good as that of Jumping Spiders but their eyes are located around the head giving them close to 360 degrees of view. 





The long legs enable them not only to run fast but also to jump on prey like a cat, which earned them the common name, Lynx Spiders. Very often they can catch prey much bigger than themselves, such as this Wasp Moth. 




However, the most impressively sized spiders have to be the Golden Silk orb-weaver Spider







In addition to the size, their gangetic webs are so big and strong that some are used for fishing. It is not a surprise that butterflies are regularly on their menu. 







Occasionally, however, spiders can fall victim to tiny ants too. 




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18 comments:

Clik said...

Olá Amigo!

Suas informações são muito preciosas sobre

Estes insetos!

São fantásticas as imagens das Aranhas!

Saudações do Brasil!
Adriano.

Montanagirl said...

Wow. Great photos of the spiders. I'm not a fan of spiders, but you excel in your photography!

✿ chica said...

São lindas as tuas. Mas se soubesses quanto tenho medo delas!!!rs abraços,chica

Digi-Irma said...

Great photos especially the third, the eyes are very well.
Greetings Irma

Marco Alpha said...

Hello,
Great shots of all these different spiders. Normally I'm a little afraid of them, but these shots are amazing to see!!

Greetings, Marco

TexWisGirl said...

they really are amazing. and quite beautiful.

Clint Eastwood said...

Always wonderful to see macro photos of this quality
my compliments

Tinie said...

Beautiful spinning you have and what a lot of different. Beautiful pictures, beautiful color and sharpness.

Greetings Tinie

Bob Bushell said...

Fascinating, the spiders are lovely. What can they do, well, they do what is necessary. Great photos.

Breathtaking said...

Just came over to see your new post, and as always it does not disapoint.Such a wonderful variety of spiders to admire,unknown to me
before seeing them here.

Brilliant photography, and an informative and exciting post.

Rohrerbot said...

These are gorgeous macros shots. That lynx spider is very cool. I've never seen one like this before. It's fun visiting your blog. So much to learn and thanks for the post.

Cindy said...

Just wonderful, as always.. Especially spiders eating & being eaten..

Askartelin itte said...

Todella hienot makrokuvat. Pelottavan näkösiä hämähäkkejä:)

Andrew said...

The blog just gets better :-)

Ayuwat Jearwattanakanok said...

Amazing spiders, especially the first one. How come I've never seen one like that before...

Helma said...

I do not like spiders Friend of HK, but the colors that I see here are truly beautiful. You have a whole series of different spiders. There are all the spiders eats butterflies. I can spin so very quiet view without me start to scream lol .....
Really beautiful blog.

OT I was at your new site and saw many beautiful pictures. I can not just leave comments.

Kind regards, Helma

Giga said...

Ładne są pająki, które pokazałeś. Czasami jednak żal jest ich ofiar, np. motyla. Ja nie boję się pająków, ale pajęczyny nie cierpię. Pozdrawiam.
Nice are spiders that you showed. Sometimes, however, a pity their victims, such as a butterfly. I'm not afraid of spiders, but I hate cobwebs. Yours.

- Yvonaut -
Das sind Raphael und Yvonne
said...

Wow! Crazy!
Great selection!
Have a nice weekend
Yvonne & Raphael