Spider Prey

Perhaps not for those of a sensitive disposition, here’s a pair of photos showing a quite striking female Four-spotted Orb Weaver (Araneus quadratus).

Orange spider with striped legs
Four-spotted Orb Weaver spider wrapping her prey.

In both pictures our female spider is busy wrapping her fly dinner in a silken cocoon.

Orange spider
Four-spotted Orb Weaver

There’s quite a colony of these spiders living in the riverside meadows.

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