Butterflies caught in spider web

Joe Kunkel joe at bio.umass.edu
Sat Aug 28 20:35:37 EDT 1999


That is _Miranda aurantia_ the golden garden spider.

Nice photos!


Oscar Gutierrez wrote:
> Near where I work there is a small pond that is surrounded by brush and
> wildflowers. I usually go and take a walk around the pond for lunch. The
> other day I came across a large spider web which had a monarch butterly
> struggling to escape. ...
Joseph G. Kunkel, Professor
Biology Department             joe at bio.umass.edu
University of Massachusetts    http://www.bio.umass.edu/biology/kunkel
Amherst MA 01003

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