Thursday, July 21, 2011

N is for a New Sight

I wish my pictures did this sight justice.
I was walking up my steps, when I heard a loud buzzing noise, I could tell where it was coming from, but not a exact location. I looked around and saw a plant stalk waving around like there was a 100 MPH wind.
I went and looked and found that some kind of spider had caught a bee. Weirder yet, it had no web. I kid you not. Seriously, how does a spider catch a bee without a web?!
In this picture, the spider is biting the bee, injecting poison I presume.
Does anyone have any idea what kind of spider this is?

Linking to Jenny Matlocks for Alphabe-Thursday.

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22 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think it is a white crab spider. They are a non-weaving spider that sneaks up on insects and bees.

Tayet Silverspoon said...

Thank you! It was bugging me so much! Now I can relax!

Monica said...

Those are COOL pictures, but they're freaking me out at the same time! :) I've never seen a spider like that!

Tayet Silverspoon said...

It really freaked out my mom and little sister. My dad and I just thought it was really cool!

Teresa said...

What amazing pictures! You really did a great job capturing nature at work.

Millie said...

I agree with your mom and sister~icky freaky.

Re said...

Wow, such an awesome sight! How lucky to stop and take notice, I keep looking. No pun intended right "bugging me"... LOL

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Cathy Kennedy said...

This is totally interesting. I've never seen a white spider before. The closest I've come is a blondish brown spider, most are black around here. Really cool picture, too!

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Keri said...

I've never seen a spider like that. I think I'd be a bit creeped out, but still curious.

storybeader said...

wow! you must have really hurried for the camera... or did you have it with you? Don't know what kind of spider that is... {:-Deb

Pricilla said...

NO SPIDERS!!!!!!
AAAARRRRRGGGGGHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Wow! This is amazing. The close up you got was wonderful!

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

I love this!! - especially since I taught biology for 36 years and never saw this species. Wonderful!!

Andy said...

WoW! The photography is amazing, but I'm sorry, this gives me the shivers!

Splendid Little Stars said...

Whoa! What a fabulous capture! I've never seen a spider like this before. Imagine catching a bee!

Paula said...

Incredible! I've never heard of a non-weaving spider or seen one of that variety. Crazy!

Jenny said...

That spider is creepy. I thought it must be a ghost spider...gulp!

This is such a neat capture. How wonderful you had your camera with you!

Looking forward to your Thursday Birthday, too!

Thanks for a nifty link this week.

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Peggy said...

Oh that is one creepy spider.

Marnax said...

After seeing this spider and hearing that another was spotted in the yard today, I think you should do some more research into those white crab spiders that were mentioned above. It was good seeing you today. love, Nana

Marnax said...

Whoops! I guess Marnax was still signed in on my CPU!

H said...

Wow! What a great capture! Happy spider, poor bee :(

Jenny said...

freaky spider.