Which way do YOU eat a tiny fly
(or, say, chocolate bunny, if that's more your style)?
Heads (i.e. ears, if you're in chocolate bunny-land):
(Just occurred to me this is one entry point used to embalm mummies...)
Found this carcass beneath the dahlias which host many crab spiders.
They catch a lot of flower-visiting flies & bees.
On the same day I found a similar bug being eaten
by a crab spider in a dahlia.
Seemed like when spider saw me, it immediately passed the fly over its head.
I wonder if that's a ninja move:
hold victim #1 out of the way w/1 arm,
then prepare to attack again with other 7.
Lots of beautiful spiders in this group:
check out bugguide.net's section about them.
Lastly, a free, helpful hint to anyone trying to run a web site
about crab spiders and hoping people will use/trust it:
Don't say "bees and insects."
Bees are insects.
So, there's that...
I'm willing to bet bugguide.net has never said that.
'Cause they're awesome like that. =)
So, heads or tails?
I was an eat-the-chocolate-bunny-ears-first kinda kid.