Okay, remember the crab spider I photographed with my iPhone the other day?
Well, I know what daisy she lives on, and when I passed her yesterday, I saw THIS:
She had just caught herself some kind of bee (it's not a honeybee)m but not only that, she had another little spider sitting backwards on her abdomen!
Crab spiders sit camouflaged in a flower, then ambush their prey. This poor little pollinator was still in its death throes. Or paralysis throes!
So what's with the little spider? I wondered if it was the male, as they are sometimes smaller than the females. Or is it a young'un? Or is it some other kind of spider? Does anyone know? It was just happily sitting there throughout the whole process!
The hungry spider turned her prey around (note the poor bee's pollen-covered legs)...
...then dragged it off behind the daisy!