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'Nursery Web Spider' - Male

Image # 1D2_02400

Grounds of the Arenal Observatory Lodge


Canon 100/f2.8 USM Macro

ISO 400, f/16, 1/250 second

Manual Metering, MR-24EX at +2/3 EV



We went out one evening, hoping to find some snakes, but the relatively cool and dry weather worked against us in this regard. We did, however, come across a variety of odd looking bugs and critters. We caught this spider starting his dinner - some type of caterpillar. This spider is apparently a member of the family Pisauridae - this information and identification courtesy of Bill Reynolds, Curator of the Arthropod Zoo, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.