Cymbidium atropurpureum, is a native of Southeast Asia, where it grows in forests up to 5000 ft. The flowers are nearly black and cascade downwards in pendant inflorescenses, making a both striking and graceful display.
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Spider and hapless bee, enmeshed alive in spider silk, all in a blink of an eye, as she spun the bee round and round, coating it in the toughest netting to return tonight for a living feast. She set a huge, strong web right next to a patch of blooming ice plant and was reeling in bee after bee in a steady wagon train of future meals. You would think she'd get tired of wrapping bees after a while but she never tired and never wavered. As for those mounds on her back? I'm not sure but perhaps they're eggs for future generation of spiders? Yikes.