Spider wrapping butterfly in silk


Desperately seeking birds
CR Pro
Aug 16, 2012
I was watching a Gatekeeper Butterfly when it landed and seemed to be behaving strangely. I aimed the R5 + RF 100-500mm from about 1.5m away and saw through the evf that it was being attacked by a spider. After being completely wrapped, it was taken away and suspended from a stem. I think it is a Four Spot Orb Weaver spider. The wrapping is best seen in a an animated gif in the next post.

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