These photos were taken in autumn, 2016.
It is incredibly difficult to photograph leaf curling spiders. It can be even more tricky to photograph them eating something!
I was very, very lucky to capture this series of photos. It was fascinating to watch how they approach eating prey of different sizes. In the below set, the spider is eating a red mite.
I was in the backyard with the Mr when I saw a winged critter in my backyard. At first I thought it was a moth, but I’ve since learned that it is probably a passionvine hopper. I’m not %100 sure of that – I need to look up how to tell. The markings on the side of the wings certainly seem to look like one.
Anyway, one of Sethys hobbys is to place an insect in a spiders web and see what happens. He’s fascinated by the process of how they capture their prey. And, you know what? I am too.