Spider photos below! If you’re scared of spiders flip elsewhere…or you know, bask in the comfortable knowledge that these photographs cannot hurt you and observe an interesting phenomenon anyway.
I’ve never had the opportunity to photograph a spider consuming its prey before (or at least not to my satisfaction, I have some photos of ambush spider with food in their chelicerae). I hope this doesn’t distress anyone, but given that this is the time of year when the invasive ladybird beetles are in super abundance, crawling over homes and vehicles, I hope they will garner less sympathy than usual.
Call me entomologist, scientist, or nerd (or call me heartless), but I thought this was pretty cool to watch.