Wasp and spider, Huejutla, Hidalgo, México by Eduardo Axel

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David and Goliath
This scene is very peculiar since they were trying to photograph the little crab spider patiently waiting for its next prey, it was very still on the flower, it was a sunny morning and I was looking for the way to achieve the best frame to make a good taking; Suddenly, while focusing, a huge potter wasp appeared in the frame that landed on the same flower to collect pollen, the spider was just as surprised as I was and immediately adopted its defense position, extending its front legs to look like a lot. bigger and thus intimidate the nosy wasp, which only cared about collecting the pollen and after about 40 seconds it disappeared just as quickly as it arrived. I was surprised and very happy as I had just taken a shot that is not seen very often and I was lucky enough to be able to witness this moment. Just after the wasp left, the little spider resumed its position on the center of the flower, remaining motionless to wait for prey easier to handle so to speak. The protagonists of this little story were a crab spider possibly from the genus Mecaphesa, from the family Thomisidae in the role of David and a potter wasp from the species Zethus matzicatzin from the family Vespidae in the role of Goliath. It only remains for me to say that it was very interesting to be able to witness this wonderful meeting.

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