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Photo#443549
Araneus iviei

Araneus iviei
Amherst, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA
August 15, 2010
I was very fortunate to come upon this individual as it was wrapping up the grasshopper...most likely a Red-legged as they are in profuse abundance here....and there's a red leg. It did so very quickly and then dragged the package into a curled leaf attached to the web. I was able to uncurl the leaf, get a couple of images and then recurl the leaf and let him/her carry on. All-in-all a pretty fun experience....for me. Not sure how the spider felt about the whole thing.

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> Not sure how the spider felt about the whole thing.

Not as bad as the grasshopper did. ;-)

-K

 
Not as bad as the grasshopper did. ;-)
That's for sure. :-)

Beautiful
We don't see many images of these. Nice find as well as a fun experience!

 
Thanks.
When I found it, I didn't realize how fortunate I was until I saw how few images were posted here.

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