Lurking danger.

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Umbrian

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Lurking danger.
« on: July 22, 2018, 05:42:46 AM »
Whilst helping in a friend's garden yesterday I spotted this poor bee that had been trapped on the flower of a Gaura by a completely white spider - Misumena vatia I think.... '
MGS member living and gardening in Umbria, Italy for past 19 years. Recently moved from my original house and now planning and planting a new small garden.

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« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2018, 03:05:16 PM »
Amazing photo, well done!
Small (300m2) south-facing garden on the outskirts of Málaga. RHS H2 / USDA 10b.

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« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2018, 08:27:51 PM »
It is very neat, how these crab spiders can (given a little time) change colour to match their flower. But just as often, in my experience, they are a contrasting colour. Here's a whitish one in a white and purple petunia, in a window box at a hotel in Lemithou (Troodos). You can see he's up for a fight with me or my camera!

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Geologist by Uni training, IT consultant, Referee for Viola for Botanical Society of the British Isles, commissioned author and photographer on Viola for RHS (Enc. of Perennials, The Garden, The Plantsman).
I garden near Polis, Cyprus, 100m alt., on marl, but have gardened mainly in S.England