Monday, September 15, 2014

Eat or be Eaten

Furrow Orbweaver Captures a Whiteface Dragonfly
While dragonflies are fierce predators of the insect world they are often also prey. Many are eaten by larger predators such as birds, but other predators are not any larger than the dragonfly. This furrow orbweaver spider has captured a whiteface dragonfly that will feed it well for quite a while. Since orbweaver spiders do not have very good vision they use a web to ensnare prey. Other spiders with better vision, such as wolf spiders, do not use webs for hunting.


8 comments:

Felicia said...

great capture.

Gina Johnson said...

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Breathtaking said...

Terrific capture!:)

Carol said...

Love dragonflies...but all critters need to eat. Nice shot.

Hannah said...

I'm sad for the dragonfly but noticing that the back of the spider has a purple design that coordinates with the purple dragonfly. Cool shot.

Villrose said...

Oh! Fatal flight for the dragonfly...

Susan (ABON) said...

I'm not a fan of spiders, but that is a great shot!

Bethany Carson said...

Looks like quite the catch!