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Spider with Spider Prey

Observed: 15th March 2013 By: Ed_PEd_P’s reputation in InvertebratesEd_P’s reputation in InvertebratesEd_P’s reputation in Invertebrates
Spider with Spider Prey

Was about to photograph this spider when it scuttled off and caught a smaller one. This is 2 images blended to show as much detail of hunter and prey as possible.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


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agree - mostly

I agree with Dennis in that tarsal spines are not visible and therefore this probably is bathyphantes.

However a note of caution, the tarsi are not clearly in focus, and spines can break (witness left tibia 1, only 1 dorsal spine visible, should be 2, 2 are visible on left tibia 2, so this also must have 2 on tibia 1, but the proximal one is missing, presumably broken).