Drama outside the back door

Written by Dr. Dolittle on November 4, 2009 – 1:41 pm -

spider with sphinx moth

Stepping outside early one evening I was amazed to see real life drama happening just above my head. At first I couldn’t understand how a sphinx moth could be flying in a perfect circle. Knowing that had to near impossible, I stepped closer for a better look. One strand of a spider web had the moth held fast, causing the circular motion.

The moth’s frantic efforts to free itself stretched the web until I could see the spider just barely above the moth. The photo is out of focus and not very crisp because of the motion and lack of light, but it does capture the poor moth becoming dinner.

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