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Monday, October 24, 2011
The Spider and the Fly (or in this case Bee)
I have an area around the side of my house that always seems to have some kind of bug or spider activity. When I went out with my camera yesterday, I came across this guy. He (she?) is a Leopard spider, also known as as a Snake-Back spider, because the marking on the back of it's abdomen sometimes looks snake-like. I've also seen a bright green version of this spider... and they blend in perfectly with green leaves. Here's a great photo of the green version: green leopard spider. As I got closer to take the photo, I was really surprised to see he had a fresh kill - a honey bee. Never knew bees were typical prey for spiders (or at least this spider).