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04/06/2009 at 13:27
Are there any other insects or spiders that jump on their prey in the same way?
12/06/2009 at 08:37
Reply to Mrs Cullen Jumping on prey is one of the best ways to catch food if you are a spider or insect. Pouncing can either be a sudden rush forwards, like these wolf spiders, also house spiders and water skaters. Then their is the sudden thrust of limb, like praying mantis or dragonfly nymphs. The most impressive, though, are the jumping spiders, especially the common zebra spider, Salticus scenicus, which leaps several times its own body length to pounce, after carefully sizing up its target.
28/11/2011 at 18:38
I recently visited st.paul's cathedral gardens in london where there is a lovely tree with cup shaped yellow flowers. I wondered if anyone could identify this for me.
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