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Kaleidoscope pattern formed from picture of Greenbottle blue tarantula (Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens) - see original image number 01482830 EMBARGOED FOR NAT GEO UNTIL the end of 2015  -  Michael  D. Kern
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Michael D. Kern / Kaleidoscope pattern formed from picture of Greenbottle blue tarantula (Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens) - see original image number 01482830 EMBARGOED FOR NAT GEO UNTIL the end of 2015
Red velvet mite (Trombidium holosericeum) running across soil where it hunts smaller invertebrates. Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, UK. April.  -  Alex Hyde
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Alex Hyde / Red velvet mite (Trombidium holosericeum) running across soil where it hunts smaller invertebrates. Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, UK. April.
Crab spider (Xysticus sp.) on balcony, Genova, Italy, May.  -  Emanuele Biggi
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Emanuele Biggi / Crab spider (Xysticus sp.) on balcony, Genova, Italy, May.
Flower crab spider (Misumena vatia) yellow female on Honesty flowers with house and garden visible, Bristol, UK, April  -  Michael Hutchinson
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Michael Hutchinson / Flower crab spider (Misumena vatia) yellow female on Honesty flowers with house and garden visible, Bristol, UK, April
Female Goldenrod spider (Misumena vatia) on Annual honesty (Lunaria annua) flower, trying to catch a hoverfly, Bristol, England, UK, April.  -  Michael Hutchinson
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Michael Hutchinson / Female Goldenrod spider (Misumena vatia) on Annual honesty (Lunaria annua) flower, trying to catch a hoverfly, Bristol, England, UK, April.
Wide angle shot of a female Goldenrod spider (Misumena vatia) on Annual honesty (Lunaria annua) flower, with flies flying nearby, Bristol, England, UK, April.  -  Michael Hutchinson
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Michael Hutchinson / Wide angle shot of a female Goldenrod spider (Misumena vatia) on Annual honesty (Lunaria annua) flower, with flies flying nearby, Bristol, England, UK, April.
Close-up of a female Goldenrod spider (Misumena vatia) on Annual honesty (Lunaria annua) flower, feeding on hoverfly prey, Bristol, England, UK, April.  -  Michael Hutchinson
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Michael Hutchinson / Close-up of a female Goldenrod spider (Misumena vatia) on Annual honesty (Lunaria annua) flower, feeding on hoverfly prey, Bristol, England, UK, April.
Close-up of a female Goldenrod spider (Misumena vatia) catching a hoverfly, on Annual honesty (Lunaria annua), Bristol, England, UK, April.  -  Michael Hutchinson
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Michael Hutchinson / Close-up of a female Goldenrod spider (Misumena vatia) catching a hoverfly, on Annual honesty (Lunaria annua), Bristol, England, UK, April.
Crab spider (Misumena vatia) sitting on a garden flower, Hertfordshire, England, UK, April - Focus Stacked  -  Andy Sands
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Andy Sands / Crab spider (Misumena vatia) sitting on a garden flower, Hertfordshire, England, UK, April - Focus Stacked
Slow motion clip of a Spiny orb-weaver (Micrathena sp.) weaving a silk nest to protect its eggs, the nest is suspended from a thread to isolate it from predators, Amazon rainforest, Ecuador. Filmed at...  -  Morley Read
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Morley Read / Slow motion clip of a Spiny orb-weaver (Micrathena sp.) weaving a silk nest to protect its eggs, the nest is suspended from a thread to isolate it from predators, Amazon rainforest, Ecuador. Filmed at...
Juvenile Goldenrod spider (Misumena vatia) camouflaged on a Common hogweed (Heracleum sphondylium) flowerhead, reacting to and catching a fly (Muscidae), Wiltshire, England, UK, June.  -  Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Juvenile Goldenrod spider (Misumena vatia) camouflaged on a Common hogweed (Heracleum sphondylium) flowerhead, reacting to and catching a fly (Muscidae), Wiltshire, England, UK, June.
Blue tit (Cyanistes caeruleus) bringing Crab spider (Misumena vatia) prey to nest, Monmouthshire Wales, UK, May.  -  Phil Savoie
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Phil Savoie / Blue tit (Cyanistes caeruleus) bringing Crab spider (Misumena vatia) prey to nest, Monmouthshire Wales, UK, May.
Peruvian Tarantula (Pamphobeteus sp.) and Humming Frog (Chiasmocleis royi) together, Los Amigos Biological Station, Madre de Dios, Amazonia, Peru. These species have a commensal relationship. The tara...  -  Emanuele Biggi
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Emanuele Biggi / Peruvian Tarantula (Pamphobeteus sp.) and Humming Frog (Chiasmocleis royi) together, Los Amigos Biological Station, Madre de Dios, Amazonia, Peru. These species have a commensal relationship. The tara...
Female House spider (Tegenaria sp.) at the mouth of her tubular silk retreat in an old stone wall, Somerset, UK, September.  -  Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Female House spider (Tegenaria sp.) at the mouth of her tubular silk retreat in an old stone wall, Somerset, UK, September.
Running foliage spider / Spiny-legged sac spider (Liocranum rupicola), a nationally scarce species in the UK, hunting at night in an old stone wall, Wiltshire, UK, September.  -  Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Running foliage spider / Spiny-legged sac spider (Liocranum rupicola), a nationally scarce species in the UK, hunting at night in an old stone wall, Wiltshire, UK, September.
Common lace weaver / Lace-webbed spider (Amaurobius similis) male in its web in an old stone wall at night, Wiltshire, UK, September.  -  Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Common lace weaver / Lace-webbed spider (Amaurobius similis) male in its web in an old stone wall at night, Wiltshire, UK, September.
Peruvian Tarantula (Pamphobeteus sp.) adult, walking over Humming Frog (Chiasmocleis royi) without preying on it. Los Amigos Biological Station, Madre de Dios, Amazonia, Peru. These species have a com...  -  Emanuele Biggi
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Emanuele Biggi / Peruvian Tarantula (Pamphobeteus sp.) adult, walking over Humming Frog (Chiasmocleis royi) without preying on it. Los Amigos Biological Station, Madre de Dios, Amazonia, Peru. These species have a com...
Timelapse of a female Garden spider (Araneus diadematus) spinning web, Bavaria, Germany, September.  -  Konrad  Wothe
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Konrad Wothe / Timelapse of a female Garden spider (Araneus diadematus) spinning web, Bavaria, Germany, September.
Marbled orb weaver spider (Araneus marmoreus) spinning web, Bavaria, Germany, 2016  -  Konrad  Wothe
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Konrad Wothe / Marbled orb weaver spider (Araneus marmoreus) spinning web, Bavaria, Germany, 2016
Money spider (Tenuiphantes sp) tiptoeing behaviour on daisy. Spiders can stand on tiptoes and produced silk to 'balloon' and travel with the airflow. In this image the silk dragline and feinte...  -  Michael Hutchinson
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Michael Hutchinson / Money spider (Tenuiphantes sp) tiptoeing behaviour on daisy. Spiders can stand on tiptoes and produced silk to 'balloon' and travel with the airflow. In this image the silk dragline and feinte...
Wasp spider (Argiope bruennichi) weaving egg sac, Bedfordshire, England, UK, Agust.  -  Brian Bevan
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Brian Bevan / Wasp spider (Argiope bruennichi) weaving egg sac, Bedfordshire, England, UK, Agust.
Long jawed orb weaver spider (Tetragnatha extensa) catching  Emerald damselfly (Lestes sponsa) as it emerges from its nymph exoskeleton, Hondenven, Tubbergen, the Netherlands, July.  -  Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Long jawed orb weaver spider (Tetragnatha extensa) catching Emerald damselfly (Lestes sponsa) as it emerges from its nymph exoskeleton, Hondenven, Tubbergen, the Netherlands, July.
Water mite larvae (Arrenurus) parasitizing  Common blue damselfly (Ennalagma cyathigerum), Hondeven, the Netherlands, July.  -  Theo  Bosboom
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Theo Bosboom / Water mite larvae (Arrenurus) parasitizing Common blue damselfly (Ennalagma cyathigerum), Hondeven, the Netherlands, July.
Great Fen / Raft spider (Dolomedes plantarius), adult female eating an invasive species of fish, Western mosquitofish, (Gambusia affinis), Alessandria, Italy, August.  -  Emanuele Biggi
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Emanuele Biggi / Great Fen / Raft spider (Dolomedes plantarius), adult female eating an invasive species of fish, Western mosquitofish, (Gambusia affinis), Alessandria, Italy, August.
Slow motion clip of a Wasp spider (Argiope bruennichi) wrapping a grasshopper in silk, Cuenca, Castile-La Mancha, Spain, August.  -  David Perpinan
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David Perpinan / Slow motion clip of a Wasp spider (Argiope bruennichi) wrapping a grasshopper in silk, Cuenca, Castile-La Mancha, Spain, August.
House spider (Tegenaria duelica) trapped in a washbasin in bathroom, Belgium, September.  -  Philippe Clement
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Philippe Clement / House spider (Tegenaria duelica) trapped in a washbasin in bathroom, Belgium, September.
Male Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis) wrapping up prey, UK. Captive.  -  James Dunbar
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James Dunbar / Male Nursery web spider (Pisaura mirabilis) wrapping up prey, UK. Captive.
Close-up of a pair of Nursery web spiders (Pisaura mirabilis) mating, UK. Captive.  -  James Dunbar
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James Dunbar / Close-up of a pair of Nursery web spiders (Pisaura mirabilis) mating, UK. Captive.
Raft spider (Dolomedes fimbriatus) on Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare), Klein Schietveld, Brasschaat, Belgium August  -  Bernard Castelein
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Bernard Castelein / Raft spider (Dolomedes fimbriatus) on Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare), Klein Schietveld, Brasschaat, Belgium August
Jumping spider (Salticidae) hunting among vegetation, San Jose, Costa Rica.  -  Alex  Hyde
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Alex Hyde / Jumping spider (Salticidae) hunting among vegetation, San Jose, Costa Rica.
Fishing spider (Trechalea) waiting to catch a Killifish (Cyprinodontiformes) in a rainforest stream at night, Central Caribbean foothills, Costa Rica.  -  Alex  Hyde
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Alex Hyde / Fishing spider (Trechalea) waiting to catch a Killifish (Cyprinodontiformes) in a rainforest stream at night, Central Caribbean foothills, Costa Rica.
Jumping spider (Evarcha arcuata) on edge of evening primrose flower, Surrey, England, UK, August  -  Andy Sands
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Andy Sands / Jumping spider (Evarcha arcuata) on edge of evening primrose flower, Surrey, England, UK, August
Garden cross spider (Araneus diadematus) on web, Norway.  -  Pal Hermansen
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Pal Hermansen / Garden cross spider (Araneus diadematus) on web, Norway.
Dew on spiderweb with Common poppy (Papaver rhoeas) in the background, Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park, El Bosque, southern Spain, April.  -  Andres M. Dominguez
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Andres M. Dominguez / Dew on spiderweb with Common poppy (Papaver rhoeas) in the background, Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park, El Bosque, southern Spain, April.
Harvestman (Leiobunum sp.) Triglav National Park, Julian Alps, Slovenia, July.  -  Alex  Hyde
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Alex Hyde / Harvestman (Leiobunum sp.) Triglav National Park, Julian Alps, Slovenia, July.
Humpback orb-weaver Spider (Eustala sp.) on dew covered web, Laredo Borderlands, Texas, USA. April  -  Claudio  Contreras
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Claudio Contreras / Humpback orb-weaver Spider (Eustala sp.) on dew covered web, Laredo Borderlands, Texas, USA. April
Horseshoe crab (Limulus polyphemus) embryos, Delaware Bay, New Jersey, USA, June.  -  Doug Wechsler
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Doug Wechsler / Horseshoe crab (Limulus polyphemus) embryos, Delaware Bay, New Jersey, USA, June.
Male Garden spider (Araneus)  attaching silk to prey, England, UK, September.  -  James Dunbar
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James Dunbar / Male Garden spider (Araneus) attaching silk to prey, England, UK, September.
Sheetweb weaving spider (Linyphiidae) in web at sunset. The silk is refracting the light into a rainbow of coloured bands. Slovenia, July.  -  Alex  Hyde
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Alex Hyde / Sheetweb weaving spider (Linyphiidae) in web at sunset. The silk is refracting the light into a rainbow of coloured bands. Slovenia, July.
Raft Spider (Dolomedes fimbriatus) female on heathland pool. Note wing of predated damselfly floating on water's surface under the spider. Dorset, UK. August.  -  Alex  Hyde
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Alex Hyde / Raft Spider (Dolomedes fimbriatus) female on heathland pool. Note wing of predated damselfly floating on water's surface under the spider. Dorset, UK. August.
Paralytic tick (Ixodes holocyclus) with engorged body on human hand, this species affects many species, Spectacled flying fox (Pteropus conspicillatus) among them and infects them with a toxin that ca...  -  Jurgen Freund
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Jurgen Freund / Paralytic tick (Ixodes holocyclus) with engorged body on human hand, this species affects many species, Spectacled flying fox (Pteropus conspicillatus) among them and infects them with a toxin that ca...
Garden spider (Araenus diadematus) on web, wrapping prey, West Wales, UK, October.  -  SINCLAIR STAMMERS
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SINCLAIR STAMMERS / Garden spider (Araenus diadematus) on web, wrapping prey, West Wales, UK, October.
Garden cross spider (Aranea diadematus) juvenile spiderling making web,  UK.  -  Steve Downer
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Steve Downer / Garden cross spider (Aranea diadematus) juvenile spiderling making web, UK.
House spider female (Tegenaria sp.) in garden shed. Derbyshire, UK, March. Highly Commended in the Urban Wildlife category of the 2015 British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA) Competition.  -  Alex  Hyde
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Alex Hyde / House spider female (Tegenaria sp.) in garden shed. Derbyshire, UK, March. Highly Commended in the Urban Wildlife category of the 2015 British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA) Competition.
Bolas spider (Dicrostichus furcatus / Ordgarius furcatus) female with bolas, a blob of silk at end of line used to swing at prey, only used by females. Bolas spiders also produce pheromones of specifi...  -  Jiri Lochman
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Jiri Lochman / Bolas spider (Dicrostichus furcatus / Ordgarius furcatus) female with bolas, a blob of silk at end of line used to swing at prey, only used by females. Bolas spiders also produce pheromones of specifi...
Wolf spider (Venator immansueta) Perth, South-Western Australia.  -  MYN / Corne van der Linden
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MYN / Corne van der Linden / Wolf spider (Venator immansueta) Perth, South-Western Australia.
Zebra spider (Salticus scenicus) feeding on a fruit fly, controlled conditions.  -  Steve Downer
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Steve Downer / Zebra spider (Salticus scenicus) feeding on a fruit fly, controlled conditions.
Harvestman (Megabunus diadema) with prominent, spiky eyes,  Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, UK. April  -  Alex  Hyde
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Alex Hyde / Harvestman (Megabunus diadema) with prominent, spiky eyes, Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, UK. April
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