Auckland – West                          Mainly West of Queen Street – seen through my lens

January 13, 2011

Wrapped

Filed under: Animals,Plants,Waitakere Ranges — paul @ 7:12 am
Wrapped - by a Nursery Web Spider

Wrapped - by a Nursery Web Spider

Nursery web spiders (Dolomedes minor) are masters of wrapping plants in their silk, in this case a fern shoot. The purpose is to provide protection for the egg sac, and a safe environment for the newly hatched brood. You can clearly see numerous spiderlings in the picture.

Was this the inspiration for Christo and Jeanne-Claude?

2 Comments

  1. nicely wrapped and photographed

    Comment by Joan — January 13, 2011 @ 9:35 am

  2. excellent macro shot
    congrats
    http://graceolsson.com/blog/2011/01/halmstad-among-dreams-and-reality/

    Comment by GRACE OLSSON — January 14, 2011 @ 7:46 am

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