Friday, July 17, 2009

Another insect falls prey

to my neighbourhood spider. To cast a glance in the direction of this fascinating creature's web has become a morning ritual that is proving quite addictive! I found the spider busy at work yesterday morning, wrapping its prey up in its funeral shroud.

A member of the Madras Naturalists Society helped identify this spider:
"the spider in your blog is the Striped Cross / Striped Fourleg (Argiope aemula) -- not as common as the Common Cross (A. anasuja); I've seen the former only once in my house in Tambaram.

Thank you Preston!

Here is another one that i found near my house. And who says only butterflies are colorful?!

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