Wednesday, September 20, 2006
House spider + prey
Really, I don't make up these names. House spiders, Achaearanea tepidariorum, hang out around the house. This particular one makes her home just outside my front door, so I was opening the door today and noticed this stink bug hanging in a most unnatural (for stink bugs) position. Notice the irridescent blue on the stink bug's legs. The glob of stuff dangling below is the remains of the spider's web. They spin messy shapeless webs wherever they happen to be.
The spider remained attached to the bug for about a day then left the empty husk, along with her cobwebs all over the porch, for someone else to clean up.