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june-spider crab pair-misumena vatia 3

june-spider crab pair-misumena vatia 3
Male and female goldenrod spiders (Misumena vatia) in courtship. The male is the smaller darker animal.

Sonja, Christel Ehretsmann, J-d Welch, Eefje and 2 other people have particularly liked this photo


6 comments - The latest ones
C.Rayz
C.Rayz
Wow great shot and capture, I've never seen the males!
4 years ago.
Eefje
Eefje
Like he's wearing glasses, an amazing macro!
4 years ago.
J-d Welch
J-d Welch
Brilliantly captured and seen!! 8 )
4 years ago.
Christel Ehretsmann
Christel Ehretsmann
just superb !
I've never seen that pair...
those males are so tiny when compared to females...
no wonder they are in danger
4 years ago.
Andrew Trundlewagon has replied to Christel Ehretsmann
Hi Christel, yes it looks like a risky strategy for the male. Thanks for commenting.
4 years ago.
Sonja
Sonja
Kind of cute little guy, the Mr. Spider!
2 years ago.