Friday, 3 September 2021

Orb web spider Vs Large yellow underwing

A large yellow underwing (Noctua pronuba) escaped from the moth trap this morning and flew straight into the clutches of an orb-web spider (Araneus diadematus).

The moth having been swiftly dispatched was wrapped, then dragged across the web, and hung up below the watch-station of the spider. An unfortunate end, grim but fascinating.