"Red Velvet Jumping Spider"
Female Phidippus apacheanus with a pretty little wasp
on Antelope Island. I think she was deciding
whether she should offer me her prize or fight me for it. ©
Carol Davis 10-1-2010
Here's another female with a small wasp, also from Antelope
Island. It was a good day for Phidippus Apachaneus.
They become much more open in the fall as prey becomes harder to
find. © Carol Davis 10-1-2010
I had only seen this color of jumping spider twice before when I got
this shot in 2008. It was worth the wait. She stayed
right by her moth and I'm wondering if she had an egg sac attached
. I try to take only take a few shots
so I don't disturb the spiders too much. They deserve a
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