Hunt for the Tree Stump Orb Weaver
It was my last subject of the day but I’ll just put the pictures in front. 🙂
#1 Front view, most people won’t even notice it. It was the web that gave it away. Possibly Poltys illepidus.
#2 Closer view from the side. The legs are positioned to cuddle it’s face!
#3 Another side view but re-positioned to get a green background from the grass and trees
#4 View from the top. Looks like the face of a fox or mouse yeah?
#5 Close up on it’s face in case you still can’t see the well camouflaged dude
Thats all for the tree-stump orb weaver! Next up are some common finds in Admiralty Park.
#6 A pair of pupae of the Leopard Lacewing. They just eat and eat and eat.. won’t stop moving!
#7 Took us a while to figure out where the head was, it became obvious when one of them decided to poop!
#8 Spotted a huge Lynx Spider attacking a wasp, holding it’s prey up high
#9 It got irritated and turned around when I moved around in the bushes. The wasp was still alive, and seemed to be asking me for help. 🙁
#10 Playing with natural back-light
#11 While the rest were shooting the lynx, I found this green crab spider having an ant for it’s meal
#12 It kept running around and the wind was strong, took quite a while to get a shot after it settled down here
#13 And that’s how the face looks like!!!
The complete album can be viewed here.