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Wasp Spider (5)
Comments(0) # Wasp Spider (5) london e17

So, at last we get to meet one of the male Wasp Spiders. They're less than half the size of the females and less obviously wasp-coloured, so somewhat harder to spot unless they're on the web with a prospective mate but we'll save the gruesome details of this species' sex life for another day. Suffice to say it's not something as hackneyed as the female eating the male (though that does often happen), this is far more interesting from a selfish gene point of view, if a little bit gruesome (whether male or female). Canon EOS 5D
150 mm
200 ISO
1/100 sec
f 7.1
Flash: Not Fired