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The one that got away

May 7, 2015

DSCN0494Sometimes the smallest things in nature are the most fascinating to watch. The sight of this tiny Wall Spider (Oecobius navus), not much bigger than the Green-head Ant it was wrapping in its silk, had even our resident arachnophobe enthralled. The spider ran round and round the ant, gradually cocooning it. However, just when the ant seemed thoroughly encased, it somehow managed to escape, and the spider retreated to its nearby web in the brickwork.

 

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