The end (part 8)
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|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 !