I was out with several people on a workshop at the weekend and a couple of them had got macro shots of this hover fly. I was surprised it was still on the flower by the time I'd fitted my macro lens but after taking a couple of shots it struck me that it was unnaturally still.
A couple of seconds later it just dropped off the flower, dead! Underneath lurked the reason, an ugly looking crab spider (Thomisidae). I have to say it's probably the ugliest spider I've seen. I was interested to learn they don't spin webs but lurk on plants and flowers waiting for unsuspecting victims to land.
Thanks for looking and for all the votes and comments