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The end (part 8)

The end (part 8)
Photo Information
Copyright: Harm Alberts (Harm-digitaal) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 110 W: 7 N: 1968] (7604)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-28
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L USM Macro
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-12-30 3:33
Viewed: 2977
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Dutch]
Argiope Bruennichi(Wasp spider) with Idaea ochrata(Bright Wave)as prey wrapped in silk,part 8(the end).

When a prey item is first caught in the web, Argiope bruennichi will quickly immobilise its prey by wrapping it in silk. The prey is then bitten and then injected with a paralysing venom and a protein dissolving enzyme.

The male of the species is much smaller than the female. It can often be seen in or near a female's web waiting for her to complete her final moult, at which time she reaches sexual maturity. At this time and her chelicerae (jaws) will be soft for a short time and the male may mate with the female without the danger of being eaten.



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nice close-up Harm ,
great colours and details,
Happy New Year !

Ciao Harm, beautiful Argiope,
I like a lot

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