I startled a green grasshopper, which promptly leaped and landed in the Orb Spider's net.
As quick as a flash, the spider was onto the prey, and wrapped it securely in a web straitjacket...you can clearly see the multiple strands of silk she is pulling from the spinaret orifice on her bottom.
I have seen an Orb Spider capturing a small bird...on a rare occasion when I did not have a camera at hand.
Scenes like this are occurring continually in the ricefield.
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