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green flower spider with prey

green flower spider with prey grasshopper

Green jumping spider, Mopsus mormon, with grasshopper IMG 7080 - This bright green spider, thanks to its camouflage when on a green leaf, was easily able to catch its prey, in this case a small grasshopper. Spiders play a valuable role in organic gardening and in agriculture by controlling insect pests that, if allowed to proliferate, would have a detrimental impact on ornamental garden plants and on crops.

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