Black-and-Yellow Argiope Spider (Argiope aurantia) with prey

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Black-and-Yellow Argiope Spider (Argiope aurantia) with prey

My arachnid friend snagged this Cloudless Sulphur (Phoebis sennae) and wrapped it up like a burrito for lunch.

Ok, I realize that the majority of people would prefer that Mrs. spider had grabbed hold of a leaf-footed bug or some beetle but remember the food chain. No one defended the poor Partridge Pea Plant that the sulphur caterpillars munched up. That’s NATURE!

Learn: http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/galveston/beneficials/beneficial-24_spider_blackandyellow_argiope.htm

Shown on Florida Native Plant: CORAL HONEYSUCKLE (Lonicera sempervirens)

My take: http://web.archive.org/web/20140704094921/http://www.beautifulwildlifegarden.com/along-came-a-spider.html

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