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Friday, August 13, 2010

Where there's Prey, there's Predators

It was inevitable, given the swarms of flies, bees and wasps attracted by the red buckwheat (Eriogonum grande rubescens, which I highly recommend for planting as a nectar source for your garden inhabitants) that spiders would move in to do a little feeding of their own on the reprocessed nectar.

This green lynx (Peucetia viridens) male has caught himself a small bee of unknown species for lunch. Then he skulked off in a picturesque way to enjoy the meal in shady privacy under a cloud of flowers and future meals.

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