Nature's jewel

© Hayden Cannon

Nature's jewel

Uploaded: March 08, 2018 | Entered: March 08, 2018 04:50:34

Description

An absolutely stunning spider that I have been searching for, for a while. Where should I find him but none other than my front garden in a shrub two steps out the front door.
This is an ambush spider known as a triangular spider (Arkys walckenaeri)
They like the underside of leaves and measure to roughly 7-10mm. They lie in wait for prey to pass by and ambush them with those large front legs.

Comments

Gord MacEachern March 08, 2018

A beautiful but creepy fellow, excellent capture Hayden!! #1704843

Hayden Cannon March 08, 2018

Thank you kindly Gord, certainly a stunning spider and one of my favourites. Thanks for your kind words and feedback I really appreciate it! #11683425

Patrick Rouzes April 30, 2018

Congrats on this super finalist, Hayden! #11696729

Hayden Cannon May 01, 2018

Thank you so much Patrick, it was a delightful surprise for me to wake up to. I've been absent lately due to a puppy who's wearing me out haha. Thanks again for your kind words and congratulations. #11697280

Janet Daniel May 03, 2018

An incredible capture, Hayden! Congratulations! #11697789

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