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Crab spider, on a blade of grass

Crab spiders generally hunt by waiting in one location for prey to come within range. They will move from one location to another by floating on the breeze suspended by silk. This one had gone out on the end of a long strand of grass, which was bent over by the mere weight of the spider.

TAGS: Grass, Massachusetts

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Dedham, Massachusetts, United States of America
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© Michael Ross.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 09.2017
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Oct. 6, 2019, 1:14 p.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Focal Length: 100mm
Shutter Speed: 1/200
Aperture: f13
ISO: ISO200
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PHOTO LOCATION Dedham, Massachusetts, United States of America