Thursday, July 23, 2009
The bumble-bee (Bombus sp.) and goldenrod crab spider (Misumena vatia) stole the show. I've spotted Misumena several times this summer, usually white, and poised to strike. The spider doesn't spin a web (webbing is predominantly used to "tie-down" the females for mating) but waits with open arms. Certainly an interesting spectacle at the park.
Your friendly neighbourhood spiderman,
Ganong Nature and Marine Park