Tuesday, 31 October 2006

Web-master

What refinement of art for a mess of Flies! Nowhere, in the whole animal kingdom, has the need to eat inspired a more cunning industry.
The life of the spider
J. Henri Fabre

This male Argiope spun his orb web over a fan flower Scaevola aemula. Judging by the number of flies and other insects visiting while I took photos, he's going to be eating like a king until the flowers finish blooming or a bird snatches him—whichever comes first.

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