Jumping Spidser
Phidippus apacheanus
with a Moth

female Phidippus apacheanus
This chunky female Phidippus apacheanus jumper had a surprised look on her face like she was wondering
what in the heck kind of predator I was and if I was about to steal her moth.  © Carol Davis 8-14-2015

female jumping spider and a moth
She was so startled that for a couple of minutes she just watched me and then decided it was time to grab her
prey and move to the underside of the leaf - which she did.  This was a big day for moths on Antelope Island
and she was taking advantage of the ones lying motionless on sunflower leaves. © Carol Davis 8-14-2015

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