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|Hi Folks , I spotted this itsy bitsy spider while I was taking some shots of the flowers.|
there are around 30 different types of crab spiders here in Alberta , I have only ever seen a goldenrod variety :-) , perhaps not looking in enough places. that is what I believe this fellow is , but this time it is more likely that it is male , I am thinking that because of its tiny size.
the male is a wanderer , traveling from flower to flower in search of females , when he finds one he will attempt to restrain the larger female with his web, so that the he can inseminate the female , best if the male is careful at this , the female spends most of her time and effort on feeding so he may just get eaten for his troubles .
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- [2009-03-30 11:08]
I donīt like very much spiders but i must say, that one here looks great, i mean the picture is great, of course in my opinion, and also the flower. Thanks for sharing!