Come into my parlor (graphic if very sensitive)

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  1. tpe

    tpe TPF Noob!

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    The weather was beautiful and it took no time to reel of a hundred or so shots of this guy on his plant while having a cold beer by the beach. However, to keep a long story short here is just the beginning and the end :)


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    Thanks for looking

    Tim
     
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    I've seen these in different colours, depending on what plant they were waiting on. Are they different species, do they have the ability to change colour, or are they fairly transparent?
     
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    What is that thing? Looks like some kind of spider but with only 4 legs? I can picture that gross tic-like belly growing hugely as it sucks the blood out of the moth, gross!

    Nice find though!
     
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    That's no moth, that's a butterfly.
     
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    I had one of those little spider things once, it was green.

    I really like the second shot. And maybe a tighter crop would work better for the first, but I'm not sure. Nice series all the same. Good stuff.
     
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    It looks to me like a pink flower mantid, perhaps a young one.. Like this:
    http://www.insectnet.com/photos/fauna2/f_bj_mantid.htm
     
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    Thats interesting, i had to look it up and you are right they do?!?! http://www.everythingabout.net/articles/biology/animals/arthropods/arachnids/spiders/crab_spider/

    it explains why there were so many different ones with different colours but the same morphology

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    Thanks TrickyRic i think they use those front four for grabbing their prey and the rest for hanging on

    Kyuss you are dead right there

    Trenton Romulox yes i think a tighter crop would work better too, i got distracted by the kind of psychedelic background so didnt really cut anything out :).

    AmberA100 i would love to find one of those things, i think they hunt in almost the same way, so they could well be compeditors? I did see some mantids but only the ordinary brown and green european kinds.

    thanks for all the comments.

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    Thanks very much for the link.

    Number 1 in that new series is brilliant, I love the sense of impending doom.
     
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    At less than 1cm long those things surely take the medal for worlds scariest spider, at least to other insects anyway.
     

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