Meal Time

30 Sep
Crab spider eating a mirid.

Crab spider devouring a web-wrapped plant bug (Miridae).

Just a random picture of a crab spider with a mirid lunch all wrapped up.  Plant bugs seem to be a popular lunch item in my neck of the woods. Of course, they’re the largest true bug (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) family, mostly herbivores, and conveniently snack-sized.

2 Responses to “Meal Time”

  1. Joot April 23, 2014 at 4:17 pm #

    Photo does not depict a crab spider/Thomisid; that is a venomless orbweaver, family Uloboridae! probably genus Uloborus. The bristles on tibia I are distinctive. They also like to hang out on single-strand webs.

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