Ballooning wolf spiderling
Between the silvery outer edges and tips of native Eremophila nivea, I came upon this tiny male spiderling in the process of ballooning. Hardly bigger than a pinhead. He made several attempts, but eventually disappeared so perhaps he was successful at getting further afield.
Ballooning is a process by which spiders move through the air by releasing one or more gossamer threads to catch the wind. This causes them to become airborne at the mercy of both air and electric currents. Moments such as this remind me of the frailty of life and what others are dealing with. Yet these tiny life forms soldier on.
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