Friday, September 7, 2012

Spider Catching Its Prey - 1

On one afternoon, when was simply roaming here and there with with my camera, I saw this - A spider catching a honey bee.. The poor bee, felt sorry for it :( , any way it is a part of nature's food cycle.

The spider is hanging on its web and is trying to lift the bee with it . . . 

Spider Catching Its Prey



. . .and succeeded to get on to a banana leaf . . .

Spider Catching Its Prey

Spider Catching Its Prey

 . . .and going away with it . . .

Spider Catching Its Prey

But I couldn't get the name of this colorful spider, I will try to get it (Locally, in Malayalam, I think it is called as 'mannaan', not sure). There some more pictures taken on a different occasion  that I would like to share, and that will be my next entry.
Hope you liked...

Update:
This is a crab spider (i.e., family Thomisidae which resembles crabs in shape), and is probably the species Camaricus formosus.


13 comments:

  1. Always fascinating to see nature at work! Great shots!

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  2. Beautiful Macro Capture...

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  3. Ein Wochenende voll Sonnenschein für Dich...

    Lieben Gruß
    CL

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  4. Wow!!! Fantastic captures! Wish I had found this spider with it's prey.

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  5. Laws of nature! Yes, sorry for the bee, but food for the spider. Great catch for you and the spider.

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  6. This is a wonderful set of pics... I just cant believe that the spider is able to toss the bee upside down (as in the last pic) Awesome shots, man! And the spider has green legs!!!

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  7. Nice one Spider, lol!

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  8. Beautiful photo's Abinhav. It's cruel but true it's the foodchain. I was shocked when I saw a dragonfly catching a butterfly's. I did not like it too. But it is nature.
    Have a great week Abhinav

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  9. Awesome pictures buddy!!

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  10. Wow very impressive shot!

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