June 9, 2012
Living on Wildflowers
Bombus ternarius, fed on a mountain dandelion.
Misumena vatia, eating a wasp. Look closer still. Do you see the baby spider to the right? It's getting a survival lesson from mom. I hope it's taking notes. These spiders can be either yellow or white, changing color over a couple of weeks by secreting or excreting yellow pigment. They don't build webs, but hide and ambush their prey.