Black and Yellow Argiope spider

The following photographs show a short time-series of the same Black and Yellow Argiope spider (Argiope aurantia) spotted during photowalks along the boardwalk at Huntley Meadows Park on two days in September 2014.

Look closely at both photos. Notice the spider has “mummified” its prey. Experts say spiders wrap their prey in silk in order to store food for later consumption.

Black and Yellow Argiope spider (Argiope aurantia)

17 September 2014

Each photo shows the spider with a freshly-wrapped “snack pack.”

Black and Yellow Argiope spider (Argiope aurantia)

19 September 2014

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