The photos on this page are copyright Kathleen Toft-Nielsen, and used
Here's her story that goes with them:
I took these pictures of a very small white spider that I found in my
Buddleia! The first time I saw it – I was about to stick my nose into a
bloom for a good sniff – and saw it’s red eyes FIRST – thank goodness!
I Only saw the one little spider – I always checked the blooms BEFORE
sniffing from then on! Then one day I noticed one of the leaves on the
same plant all curled up on itself. I was curious about what was IN
there, so I pulled the leaf off and put it in a bug-box. Nothing
happened except the leaves got VERY dry, so I pulled the stem out and
picked the leaf open … and lo-n-behold, there was the little spider! I
left it alone … and checked everyday – it had a ton of babies in with
it one day.
Her live Buddleia
is so beautiful that I had to share it here too.
Perhaps I will
buy another one.