Solitary spiders

Spiders are solitary creatures. And I spotted one sneaking out of a Dahlia flower! Here’s some spiders I’ve spotted.

A spider and a Dahlia

Caught a spider sneaking out of a Dahlia flower. Credit: Jatan Mehta/iPhone SE. Location: IIT Kanpur, India.

Zoomed version below if you can’t see little spidy.

Caught a spider sneaking out of a Dahlia flower. Credit: Jatan Mehta/iPhone SE. Location: IIT Kanpur, India.

Real candid!

Wolf spider

A wolf spider. Credit: Jatan Mehta/iPhone SE. Location: Jakkur, Bangalore, India.

The first thing to know about wolf spiders is that they don’t spin webs! Instead, they camouflage as barks or leaves to hunt their prey. Another interesting thing about wolf spiders is that the young ones ride on their mother’s back until they are old enough to survive by themselves. Now, is this little one a male or a female?

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