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Photo of the Day ~ Macro: Bugs and Closeups Category ~ July 22, 2008

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Itsy Bitsy Spider
by Rene Box (Cloggie_UK) 
Pentax K10D
East Grinstead, West Sussex
United Kingdom

Photographer Notes:
Found this spider in my back garden with these red balls on his body. Egg sacks perhaps?

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Rene Box commented on July 22, 2008 05:42:
I've done some research since and they are indeed parasites called Velvet Mites. These also belong to arachnids and live off their host until fully grown and then fall off.
Corri Garza commented on July 22, 2008 09:19:
Great shot...Congrats!
Lois Sturdivant commented on July 22, 2008 11:18:
WOW! I've never seen this before, great shot and explanation.
Linn Smith commented on July 22, 2008 21:30:
Good lighting and nice color! All the little details and abundant textures make this a very appealing macro image! Big congratulations!

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