Life’s a lemon!

A hoverfly appeared to be hanging from the flower on the lemon tree, and so I took a closer look.  Then I saw the cleverly disguised white crab spider hanging onto its prey.  Those front legs are very quick and powerful and the poor fly made a fatal mistake when it was attracted to that bloom.

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2 thoughts on “Life’s a lemon!

  1. Wow, this reminds me of Meat Loaf’s line “Life is a lemon and I want my money back” – bad luck for the fly, but the spider needs something to eat, so as always it depends on the perspective.

    Anyway, interesting shot, had to look closer to see the spider! Evolution at work…

    • Don’t ask me where the titles come from – somewhere in my strange mind!
      There’s thousands of hoverflies this year and I’m happy the spider got a meal. A pity it’s not catching the bush flies though – they are annoying my horse considerably.

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