White Spider Magic - Series: 5 of 5
Image 5 of 5: Success! The spider catches a fly which is larger than itself.
This is a series I took in my garden in Surrey, England. This is a very small white spider which does not spin a web – it is a hunting spider called a crab spider or flower spider (Misumena vatia). It disguises itself with its white colour with yellow sections, the same colour as the pollen in the flower.
Image 1 of 5: View of whole spider showing long strong 4 front legs and much shorter back legs.
Image 2 of 5: Close up of the front – four eyes are visible, it has eight altogether in two rows of four.
Image 3 of 5: The spider waiting for prey in a flower.
Image 4 of 5: The spider also holds its front legs out with pollen to lure prey.
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Lens: Canon EF100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
Flash: Canon MR 14EX Ring Flash
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