19 May 2012

footage of Crab Spider in action

Regular readers will know that I love to photograph one of the more elusive residents of our garden - the crab spider, which waits in or on flowers for the arrival of a bee or other insect.

The footage is from the Attenborough documentary Life in the Undergrowth. I never saw it when if was frst shown only catching a repeat on Eden a couple of days ago.

And here once again is my favourite crab spider photo


SnoopyTheGoon said...

Quite a character that one. Where does the name come from?

jams o donnell said...

I suppose because it's stance and the way it holds its front legs remind people of a crab