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Mantids, Spider, Scorpion, Katydid

 
orionmystery
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Oct 17, 2013 06:17 |  #1

I saw something "spinning" on a tree trunk. This two-tailed spider (Hersilia sp.) just caught a jumping spider (Salticidae) and was moving itself in circle in high speed, wrapping silk on its fresh catch!

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The prey, a jumping spider. Still alive.
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Dead Leaf Mantis (Deroplatys lobata)
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Unidentified one from Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia (Borneo)
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Mated female cricket with nuptial gift
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Tiny scorpion (Liocheles australasiae)
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A cool katydid we found at night. Nymph of Macrolyristes sp.- ID credit: Piotr Naskrecki.
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Oct 17, 2013 08:50 |  #2

Very interesting and lovely shots, Kurt. In particular, I love the spider with prey and the mated female cricket is superb. Great selection for sure!


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Oct 17, 2013 09:24 |  #3

No words. Simply outstanding series. 1, 3, 4, 5 is my personal fav.


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Oct 17, 2013 10:19 |  #4

3&5 is my favorite


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Oct 18, 2013 01:45 |  #5

You never disappoint with the quality and variety of your shots Kurt.


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Oct 18, 2013 07:23 |  #6

wonderful series Kurt...




  
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Oct 18, 2013 19:53 |  #7

Great variety Kurt, wonderful captures


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Oct 19, 2013 02:23 |  #8

Wonderful series. That last katydid is interesting
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Oct 19, 2013 12:33 |  #9

Wonderful series Kurt, would love a dorsal view of that two tailed spider.


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