White crab spider (and a moth the size of my hand)

There are plenty of spiders and other insects sharing our home and garden with us. Canada is a lot more “buggy” (and consequently noisier at night) than the UK or Norway.

Here’s one creepy spider I spotted on the rose bush. It’s a white crab spider — they are ambush predators who specialize in catching their prey in flowers. Which pretty much sums up this photo!

And last night we also got a great view of a Polyphemus moth at the kitchen window around 11pm. Its wingspan was as big as my hand. A chestnut brown colour, it has beautiful eyes on its wings but we didn’t see these. Our view was the underside as it tried to make its way through the glass!

White crab spider enjoying lunch

White crab spider enjoying lunch

Polyphemus moth (image taken from web)

Polyphemus moth (image taken from web)

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