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A Butterfly in Spider's Web

Published March 9th, 2013

A sequence of pictures where a mormon butterfly got caught in spider's web. Amazing work of spider to quickly wrap up and secure it's food!

But I have been at war for over two years on how to deal with it. I was the one who ended up disturbing the butterfly. I chose not to interfere. In retrospect, that was the right thing to do


I was getting close to click the mormon butterfly when it got disturbed and landed straight in the spider's web.

Spider jumped onto it and I thing neutralised its prey quickly

Spinning the Silk

Spider started ejecting the silk proteins from its spinnerets and weaving the silk with its legs.

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War in my Mind

I really felt guilty having disturbed the butterfly. Had a war going in my mind if I should free it up. But thought it is best not to interfere.

Spider skilfully contained the movement of its wings.

Wrapped Up

Completely secured it till movement subsided, spinning the silk with its feet. It is quite an artist I must say


At Peace

After food was wrapped up, it went back to rest for a while and feast on other stuff. At least spider was at peace. I can't get over it even after 2 years

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