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Crab Spider with Hoverfly

A white crab spider, Misumena vatia (Araneae: Thomisidae) with an ambush victim, hoverfly Cheilosia illustrata (Diptera: Syrphidae).  For more on M. vatia see here; for more on C. illustrata see here.  The flowers are hogweed (Heracleum sphondylium).

Photo taken in Whiteknights Park, Reading University grounds, Reading, UK on 2009-06-26.

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Nice shot!
November 7 | Unregistered CommenterAydin

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