Crab Spider Feeding on a Honeybee

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Crab Spider Feeding on a Honeybee

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It's amazing how a Crab Spider can take down a much larger animal. This one has managed to capture a Honeybee.

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A fantastic image. I am always so impressed with your work!
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MarkSturtevant wrote:A fantastic image. I am always so impressed with your work!
Thanks!

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Lovely picture! There is so much "magic" in nature even close by if we just care to look for it.

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SteveB wrote:Lovely picture! There is so much "magic" in nature even close by if we just care to look for it.
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Post by Ken Ramos »

Oh Lawd how many times have I ran across this! :o Those little spiders always go right for the back of the neck. That has got to be painful at the onset. Great photographs though. :D

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Ken Ramos wrote:Oh Lawd how many times have I ran across this! :o Those little spiders always go right for the back of the neck. That has got to be painful at the onset. Great photographs though. :D
Thanks!

I think that area behind the neck might be a weal spot, a way to avoid getting stung, or both.

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