Sub Rosa

I was looking at one of our roses yesterday and discovered a flower spider (Thomisadae) hiding in a rose.  These maintain an anchor line but don’t spin a web to capture prey as other spiders do.  It lurks between the petals and attacks whatever shows up.  Often bees.

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Their two forelegs are long and useful for en-wrapping prey.

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Retired, living in SW Florida and spending my time at nature photography in my local area. I volunteer with a couple of local organizations to help my adopted home town. Travelling is now by airplane and car instead of a sailboat but happy anyway.
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2 Responses to Sub Rosa

  1. sedicia says:

    this is awesome picture !!
    how u get that ?!
    is perfect !! i love it

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